The bicycle gods once again shepherd another sad, neglected Raleigh Portage my way. How could anyone turn down those big, puppy dog eyes?
The Raleigh Portage has build versatility but there’s something special about taking one back to (mostly) stock.
Purchased as a playground for new and vintage part experimentation, my main commuter, a 1985 Raleigh Kodiak, begged for a freshening up.
I recently picked up gorgeous 1976 Centurion Semi Professional and before restoration occurred, I wanted to showcase the bike as it was for posterity.