The Raleigh Portage has build versatility but there’s something special about taking one back to (mostly) stock.
Painting a vintage frame removes its history and resets the clock back to zero. Purists howl in agony but sometimes, the action is a full-blown necessity.
Offered (mostly) without comment, images of the Raleigh Portage in its raw steel birthday suit.
The progress for the ongoing Raleigh Portage project has hit rock bottom. In theory, the frame won’t look any worse or be any nastier than at this stage.
Some items come from the most unexpected sources. This was proven to me yet again when an obscure document comes my way from Dan, a cyclist from Baltimore, Maryland.
This is the beginning of a journey.