Yep, yet another Raleigh “Mountain Tour” mountain bike from the mid-80’s, just like my Crested Butte! This one is a Grand Mesa, which was the Entry Level mountain bike (bottom of the line) of the series. It featured only ten speeds and those weird oversize caliper brakes that they threw on the low-end mountain bikes of the world. (See any Huffy mountain bike for an example.) This Grand Mesa was a “ladies frame” which meant in this particular case a semi-mixte. (One big “top tube” vs two small thin “top tubes” on a standard mixte.) Nice bike.
On Thursday, I passed by it again. All was not good.
Yep, someone jacked the wheels from the bike. 😦
I have a feeling that the bike hadn’t moved in quite a while, and when some unscrupulous theif figures that out, off come the parts. I don’t know what state it will be in the next time I pass by.
And if you are wondering: ironically enough, that tag hanging from the handlebars said “I like your bike!” I hope that was put on before the wheel theft…