Saturday, January 19, 2008

original Grifter decal

original Grifter decal, originally uploaded by the_meadows21.

More original pictures of the decal and state it was in when I bought it home....

Friday, January 18, 2008

Grifter in original paint

Grifter in original paint, originally uploaded by the_meadows21.

Before I do a complete make over, I decided to take some pictures of it's 'Before-After'. Just incase I screw it up, I still have some reference! hahaa....

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Raleigh Grifter

Raleigh Grifter, originally uploaded by the_meadows21.

Finally, after months of searching and doing some detective work in locating one, I managed to secure a rare Raleigh Grifter. Yes. Rare, in Singapore. You still can see a Raleigh Chopper once in a while, but a Grifter, once in a blue moon. Infact, I've never seen one. I guessed it's rarity is due to the fact that it's more popular cousin, the Chopper over shadows it's pressence. I happened to develop an interest in it when I stumbled onto a website on Grifters. When I was a kid, I've ridden a Chopper before but never heard of Grifters. For the uninitiated, a Grifter is also a 70s' bicycle. Take it as a distant cousin and ancestor of the BMX. Well, one thing's for sure. Those thin forks will definitely not withstand the abuse we so often use it on our BMX.