This Raleigh Hustler was almost scrapped
I found this old bike in my storeroom. It had been cannibalized for parts over many years. When the time came to scrap what was left of the bike I couldn’t do it. So I rebuilt the bike instead.
Preservation is often better than restoration.
The Raleigh Hustler dates from the 1960s to 1970s and I have tried to keep the bike as close to original as possible. I have not repainted the frame even though the paintwork is rough in places but I made use of a good coating of car polish.
I have fitted some new parts including a NOS pair of alloy wheels as I do not have the original wheels anymore. The bicycle is therefore now a single speed rather than the 3 speed that it was when first sold 4 decades ago.
I have also fitted a new chain, new brake cables, new pedals and new handlebar tape and end-stops.
This is the 24″ wheel version for an older child or very small adult.
This classic bicycle is in perfect working order and is now for sale.
A bargain at just £60.
Update – the bicycle has now been sold after fitting a 3 speed AW hub for the customer.