Vintage Bicycle Repair and Riding: American and English Bicycles
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
1978 Raleigh DL-1
A few more pictures of my 1978 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist. This is a relatively 'late' model DL-1, with no reflector and no white rear fender tip. While there were some changes made to the DL-1 over the years, this bicycle is still very much like the earlier models dating back to the early 20th century.
The original shifter had a plastic face plate. I tried replacing it, but the replacement also subsequently cracked. I opted to put an earlier, all-metal shifter on this bike. It does function better than the later one.