Hi All. After not owning or working on a Raleigh for just on 30 years, like London buses, they are appearing in clumps. My son has partly trashed his 1982 ish Criterium, which I have just about 75% finished sorting out. I sold a hybrid to somebody who, as a result, had a Raleigh Impulse they didn't need anymore. I love freebies! I know very little about 'vintage' bikes, but rode it home, only half a mile, despite the clanking and complaining beneath me. So far so good, at least it all kind of worked and didn't kill me. Somebody has done a flat bar conversion. They used a 22.2 mm all along bar with a spacer around the bar under the clamp. It works, but it's ugly. It's a 10 speed, would have had stem mounted levers I think?? It now has cable stops on a clamp on band around the down tube. They fitted a Shimano TY 15 5 speed SIS thumb shifter and a Monsoon friction thumb thing for the front derailleur. It took a while, but I did eventually get the 5 speed adjusted so it works as it's supposed to. Just. Chrome steel rims are unfortunately pitted with hundreds of specs of rust, but straight enough and much elbow grease has made them shine between the dots. It's a real shame about the pitting, because it would be quite stunning in the spring sunshine. The mechanics all seem reasonable for a neglected bike. This is good because I didn't have the right tool to remove the freewheel. It's a kind of larger than usual many splined thing required. The seat post moved (Phew!) and the thing shines where it should. Even the frame has decent paintwork for the year. Decals nearly in one piece too. So, ladies and gentlemen, what do you think?