I don't know anything about bikes, so you'll have to excuse the lack of technical terms! We picked out a vintage Raleigh frame about 3 weeks ago from a lovely bicycle shop in the heart of Southsea called 'Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe'. They sent it to a bunch of guys who would sand it down, strip it to the bare metal, sand blast it, and then powder coat it with my picked out colour (lavender). After this the guy who owns the mentioned shop, added freshly painted cream mud guards, and a matching vintage saddle! The handlebars & peddles are the originals, and he also changed the gears to single speed. I also have a very cute Raleigh badge that sits proudly on the front!
The hub has the raleigh herons built in too!
I can't wait for the next sunny day so I can take this pretty lady out for a ride!