A few days ago I was checking out the bike listings on Craigslist and came across this 1972 Raleigh Sports 3 speed. It is in rough shape. Today I started taking it apart to see what needs replacement. So far it needs new cables, brake pads, chain, ¬†saddle, and tires. The tubes are still good. The chain was rusted solid and was difficult to remove. The cranks were frozen in place as well but I few sprays worth of PB Blaster loosened those up and they spin like new now. ¬†The saddle is the original Brooks B72 but the leather is rock hard and torn. I’m not sure it is replaceable.

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