Port Townsend (2017)
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Port Townsend (2017)

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Reynolds 520 butted chromoly frame, 4130 chromoly fork, custom matching fenders. Shimano Sora 9spd drivetrain. Raleigh custom 12-pack rack

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Nice Bike - Gorgeous -- I get lots of complements

Review by LS
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I'm a commuter (Raleigh Sojourn) and roadie (custom steel frame) that does 4000+ miles per year, but wanted a stylish poke-around bike to ride with my non-cyclist spouse. I loved the look, and I love steel bikes, so I made the purchase although a bit more pricey than aluminum urban bikes. I thought this would be slow and pokey and boring, but it's fast and nimble and fun, and I like riding it much more than I expected. In fact, it's a GREAT alternative to my fast road bike. The upright riding position provides a way different and (in some ways) more enjoyable ride. The upright posture means this isn't a great climber, but it's not supposed to be. The thing looks fantastic, and people complement the bike every single time I ride it. It's a blast, and a great value at this price. The wheels and 28c tires are surprisingly fast. The bottom bracket is solid and I don't get any real frame flex. If I had spec'd the bike I would do only a few things different. The standard toe-clippy pedals are all wrong for this bike, so I got bigger platforms for a modest price. The saddle looks great, but it's designed for a more aggressive riding position, and is horribly uncomfortable for the upright riding position on this bike, so I replaced it with a Brooks B-17 that looks perfect with the rest of the rig. The tires, although quick, are a bit too harsh for this type of riding. At some point I'll replace with 32c tires that can be ridden with lower tire pressures. Otherwise a great bike for mellow cruising or quick or stylish errands,, and it's a great conversation starter.

(Posted on 9/28/2017)

Overall a very nice bike!

Review by Son Rising
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I got a Port Townsend ordered from Raleigh and it was delivered yesterday via Fed Ex. The bike arrived in less than 24 hours. It arrived in good condition. The bike is marked "this side up" and "do not lay on side", yet it was on the truck very much on it's side and sloping upside down. Still, it arrived undamaged and ready to assemble. I assembled the bike carefully. The Raleigh instruction mentions some basic tools included, but there were none which is okay because I have my own tools. The headset felt rough and so I re-greased the bearings and changed the spacer stack arrangement to allow better clearance of the front cantilever brake cable stop/hangar which was binding on the headset bearing cup. That went well and it's very smooth now. The brakes weren't too bad to assemble and adjust, using the Tektro PDF online was the way to go there. The Sora crankset is smooth. The Sora derailleurs adjusted well per Raleigh's guide. The overall finish is very nice and the bike feels very nimble, fast and light. I chose not to install the front fender, and remove the rear, setting those aside with the rack, in storage for future possible use. So, my Port Townsend isn't so portly, more a trim zesty driveway zipper, store-runner and mail-getter. The included seat is attractive yet very uncomfortable, so I changed that out. The duracork handgrips are very nice and so are the brake levers and shifters. I really like the Kenda Karv tires too. The handlebar shape is good, but for my long torso the headset is a little too short in length, so I'll be changing that and adding some rise to it. The bar and stem are good, just not the best fit for me. The pedals that came with the bike are not what were spec'd. They are basic platform pedals, not "steel clips with leather straps", so I'll be contacting customer service about that. Well, I've had the bike just one day now and have done a good deal of riding and tweaking the tuning because I'm picky and really like good running bikes. It's a great bike for the price paid ($599 shipped free) and a hopefully it will last a long time. If you're not mechanically inclined then I'd suggest going to your local bike-store for assembly, or at least for inspection / tuning. Assembly is a bit tricky and time consuming, but for me it was quite enjoyable and I probably care more than most mechanics would. Time will tell if the bike holds up and lives up to my standards. The last bike I bought new is nearly 20 years old now and is still almost perfect (a USA made GT). If I have any troubles, I'll try to leave additional feedback. I really love it so far! If I can get the seat and stem arrangement tailored to me that will be great. If Raleigh would send me some clip pedals that would be nice too! Overall a great bike so far!

(Posted on 8/18/2017)
Frame Reynolds 520 Butted Chromoly Tubing
Fork 4130 Chromoly Cross
Headset FSA Orbit DL 1-1/8" Threadless
Cranks Shimano Sora 2pc 46/34t
Bottom Bracket Shimano External Bearing
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Shifter Shimano Sora 9spd STI, Shimano SP41 Shift housing
Cogset Shimano 9spd (11-32t)
Chain KMC Z99
Front Hub Formula Alloy QR 28h
Rear Hub Formula Alloy QR 28h Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims Weinmann GMax Double Wall
Tires Kenda Karvs 700x28c, 60TPI Wire Bead
Brakes Tektro CR710 Cantilever
Brake Levers Promax XL-102 w/Hidden Bar Clamp Bolt
Pedals Steel Clips w/Leather Straps
Handlebar Steel 66mm Rise, 43° Back Sweep
Grips Black DuraCork
Stem Raleigh 15° Forged, 25.4
Seat Raleigh Classic Road w/Satin Steel Rails
Seatpost Raleigh 100 Series 27.2x300mm
Extras Front and Rear Fenders, Front 6-Pack Rack
Bike Weight 27.76 lbs
Bike size 50cm / Rider Height: 5'2"- 5'4" 53cm / Rider Height 5'4"-5'7" 55cm / Rider Height: 5'7" - 5'10" 57cm / Rider Height: 5'10" - 6'1" 59cm / Rider Height: 6'1"-6'3"
Seat Tube Length 490mm 500mm 530mm 550mm 570mm
Stand Over Height 770mm 780mm 800mm 820mm 840mm
Top Tube Length 520mm 530mm 540mm 560mm 580mm
Stack 538mm 547mm 558mm 577mm 596mm
Reach 381mm 378mm 375mm 384mm 398mm
Head Tube Length 110mm 120mm 130mm 150mm 170mm
Head Angle 71.5° 71.5° 72° 72° 72°
Seat Angle 75.5° 74.5° 73.5° 73° 73°
Wheel Base 1022mm 1022mm 1018mm 1033mm 1053mm
Chain Stay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
Fork Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
BB Height 65mm 65mm 65mm 65mm 65mm
Stem Length 75mm 75mm 90mm 90mm 90mm
Handlebar Width 610mm 610mm 610mm 610mm 610mm
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seat Post Length

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