• 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    1987 Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour bike
    Following are some pictures of my 1987 Raleigh Seneca MT TOURING bike. This bike probably wasn't ridden more than about 50 miles whenever I had purchased it and I have only put about 50 miles on this bike myself. Despite being 22 years old this bike still looks almost new. I had removed some of the original parts such as the stem, seat, seat post, and pedals to upgrade the bike somewhat and to fit me better, I kept all of the original parts so I could restore this bike back to original, whenever I sell it:
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  • 01-07-2009
    Slimpee
    Looks good!

    :thumbsup:
  • 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    Slimpee:

    Thanks for the compliment!
  • 01-07-2009
    Slimpee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mb2good
    Slimpee:

    Thanks for the compliment!

    You can use the "quote" button...it's easier to read than spelling out who you're talking to.

    I'm just sayin...
  • 01-07-2009
    Slimpee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mb2good
    Slimpee:

    Thanks for the compliment!

    You can use the "quote" button...it's easier to read than spelling out who you're talking to.

    I'm just sayin...

    Another thing, it looks like a great rider but maybe ditch the "pie-plate" rear spoke protector thing...they look kinda dorky in my opinion. To each his own, though!
  • 01-07-2009
    Rumpfy
    How do those tires do on the dirt?

    Quite a back drop you gots going on too.
  • 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slimpee
    You can use the "quote" button...it's easier to read than spelling out who you're talking to.

    I'm just sayin...

    Another thing, it looks like a great rider but maybe ditch the "pie-plate" rear spoke protector thing...they look kinda dorky in my opinion. To each his own, though!

    Thanks for the tip about using the quote button-as I'm new to this forum-but, I will do this from now on.

    Well, I agree with you regarding the "pie-plate" rear spoke protector thing-but, it came with the bike-so, I just left it on there.
  • 01-07-2009
    girlonbike
    Do you, by chance, live with your grandmother?
  • 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    How do those tires do on the dirt?

    Quite a back drop you gots going on too.

    I haven't really given those tires much of a test in the dirt-but, I do like the ride they give on the asphalt.
  • 01-07-2009
    hollister
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Do you, by chance, live with your grandmother?

    the question is "what town does he live in?"
  • 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Do you, by chance, live with your grandmother?

    No. But, why do you ask? Is it because of the antique 1950's sofa in the background?
  • 01-07-2009
    girlonbike
    I also rudely forgot to tell you, nice bike, Mr. Good!

    I would keep the pie plate and reflectors on. Adds character. ;)

    plus, it would help us spot you on the streets.
  • 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    I also rudely forgot to tell you, nice bike, Mr. Good!

    I would keep the pie plate and reflectors on. Adds character. ;)oo

    Well, thank you!
  • 01-07-2009
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mb2good
    No. But, why do you ask? Is it because of the antique 1950's sofa in the background?

    Yes, that and and few other things such as....the area rug on top of the carpet, the cherub lamp, the bureau with teapots and decorative gravy boats in it, the embroidered cushions, the gold fan shaped fire grate, the lacquered wall hanging....
  • 01-07-2009
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mb2good
    I haven't really given those tires much of a test in the dirt-but, I do like the ride they give on the asphalt.

    Please tell me your MB-1 sees dirt.
    :eek:
  • 01-07-2009
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mb2good
    I do like the ride they give on the asphalt.

    You don't say.
  • 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Yes, that and and few other things such as....the area rug on top of the carpet, the cherub lamp, the bureau with teapots and decorative gravy boats in it, the embroidered cushions, the gold fan shaped fire grate, the lacquered wall hanging....

    It was my wife who had collected some of those items as well as the antique furniture and then, had decorated the living room with different things that she thought would blend in with all of this stuff. But no, neither of our grandmother's live with us.
  • 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Please tell me your MB-1 sees dirt.
    :eek:

    I know you are going to spring on me like a mountain lion whenever I answer your question-but.................gasping.............knees knocking...................you guessed it, as my MB-1 is pristine mint and has never seen dirt...........yet!
  • 01-07-2009
    mb2good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You don't say.

    Yes, and those tires roll smooth and fast on the asphalt without making any noise. There are a bunch of smaller knobs in the tread that are spaced fairly close together and the center row of knobs are larger and flatter and are even closer together, which helps quell the noise.
  • 01-07-2009
    Slimpee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mb2good
    I know you are going to spring on me like a mountain lion whenever I answer your question-but.................gasping.............knees knocking...................you guessed it, as my MB-1 is pristine mint and has never seen dirt...........yet!

    At least you have the balls to admit it.

    On the other hand, while I understand "protecting" a bike you love it is my opinion that EVERY mtb. bike from your Cunninghams to your lowly Huffy BEGS to be ridden in dirt at least sometimes. So please grant them that wish!

    On the third hand, it's your sh*t so do with it what you will...
  • 01-07-2009
    pint
    You should probably put some slicks on that baby. They grip really well on assphalt as well. Oh, and be careful not to get any grease on that couch...
  • 01-07-2009
    jacdykema
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    Do you, by chance, live with your grandmother?

    Sfgirl, the home analyzer.
  • 01-07-2009
    girlonbike
    Dude, this bike isn't that special to keep it mint. Take it out on the dirt. Have you considered road biking?
  • 01-07-2009
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mb2good
    Yes, and those tires roll smooth and fast on the asphalt without making any noise. There are a bunch of smaller knobs in the tread that are spaced fairly close together and the center row of knobs are larger and flatter and are even closer together, which helps quell the noise.

    Sounds pertty sweet! :eekster:

    How are they for speed bump jumping?
  • 01-07-2009
    muddybuddy
    If you're not going to ride them on the dirt, you may want to switch to collecting vintage road or hybrid bikes and leave the MTBs to those who appreciate them for what they were designed to be.;)
  • 01-08-2009
    alexk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jacdykema
    Sfgirl, the home analyzer.

    You don't say? IIRC you've been subject to the very same analysis. ;)
  • 01-08-2009
    GlassTrain
    Does taking off the plastic spoke protector make you go faster? :skep:
  • 01-08-2009
    mb2good
    pint:

    Slicks sound like a good idea for asphalt. I hear ya about not getting grease on that couch! Thanks!
  • 01-08-2009
    mb2good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    If you're not going to ride them on the dirt, you may want to switch to collecting vintage road or hybrid bikes and leave the MTBs to those who appreciate them for what they were designed to be.;)

    No, I don't care for road bikes at all. Hybrid bikes are OK-but, I can appreciate a good mountain bike just for the bike itself. Since I like the older classic MTB's with a rigid fork, if I wanted to get up into the rough stuff-or, to really do it in the dirt-then, I go out and pick out a modern MTB, built better for pure MTB duty, with shocks, at least on the front forks.
  • 11-24-2012
    banditfl
    To bad this thread is old and the Photo's are missing. The Seneca was my first mountain bike. I just flat wore it out. I wish I had some pictures of mine. I got rid of it probably 20 years ago when I bought my current bike.