Goodbye Old Friend
I very sadly parted company with my old Raleigh today. I bought it 20 years ago as I couldn't attach a tow-along bike for my lad onto my Dawes Galaxy. I had to buy a smaller frame to have enough saddle post to bolt the tow-along to (as I've only got little legs!). It served us and me well and I've ridden some miles on it over the years, but with almost everything worn out and in need of replacing (some bits for the third time) I've bought a new one instead of renovating. It's going to a charity who (very aptly) recycle cycles, so it will still be of use to someone.
The saddle and the bike rack will be staying with me but apart from that it's 'Goodbye Old Friend'.