The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

posted in: Cycling Gear, Solyo | 0

I picked up a really nice vintage C1987 steel Raleigh frame, new old stock, with a really nice metallic British racing green paint job. I want a heavy winter training bike that will be solid in the high atlantic winds, something that would make me have to put down more power up the climbs.

I fitted it out with some 9 speed Shimnano bits off my old traing bike, FSA chainset, alu bars and seat post for a really sturdy ride. I finished it off with some contrasting blue Jagwire cable and left it up to John Morse at Penzance Cycle Centre finish her off and tune her up.

I wasn’t disappointed, it is a really nice sturdy ride and flows like a dream on fast descents. Although the more I rode it, it became known as the green horror due to my groaning every time we would approach a climb on a club ride. It takes double the motivation to ride the Green Hornet over the lumpy coastal road from St Just to St Ives, but all in a day’s training!


The Green Hornet


Vintage Raleigh Frame


Steel Raleigh Road Frame


1980s Raleigh Race Frame


The Green Hornet Raleigh Road Frame


Raleigh Steel Frame Road Bike

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