NO MORE BRITISH RALEIGHS!



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Jim Feeley

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Garrison Hilliard <[email protected]> wrote:

> http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,712967,00.html

Oh, that's sad. I won my first race--in second grade--on a 20-inch Raleigh one speed. I beat all the
big 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

Years later when I started to ride more, my first serious bike was a Raliegh International frame
that I bought used built up. Did lots of riding, touring, and racing on that machine.

The first bike shop I worked in sold Raleigh as their main line. I remember them switching certain
lines over to Rampar (IIRC), at least here in the US, then I can't remember all the changes...

Raleigh helped teach me to love bikes. Sad day.

Jim
 
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Graham

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"Garrison Hilliard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,712967,00.html

There have not been any "British Raleighs" for some time now; excepting the special products
division. They are no longer going to be assembled in the UK, but will be assembled abroad. They
have been made abroad for quite a while now. It is the way of things in the UK now, we do not make
anything anymore, though we do have a production line turning out self serving politicians.

Graham
 
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Gary Smiley

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I always wanted one when I was a kid, but my dad couldn't (or wouldn't) afford one. I finally got
one (a 78 Super Course) a few years ago. What a sweet bike. Around Boston & Cambridge MA, you still
see a lot of old Raleighs (the British ones) used as city bikes. They have all stood up well over
time. They're kind of like the bicycle equivalent of Volvo
240s. They were built to last.

Garrison Hilliard wrote:

> http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,712967,00.html
 
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Menotomy

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Yes, the old 3-speeds in particular. They make great city bikes because: 1 - they have fenders 2 -
they have an upright riding position 3 - you can shift them while stopped 4 - they are reliable
and solid.

Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc. http://OldRoads.com

>I always wanted one when I was a kid, but my dad couldn't (or wouldn't) afford one. I finally got
>one (a 78 Super Course) a few years ago. What a sweet bike. Around Boston & Cambridge MA, you still
>see a lot of old Raleighs (the British ones) used as city bikes. They have all stood up well over
>time. They're kind of like the bicycle equivalent of Volvo
>240s. They were built to last.
 
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Patrick Lamb

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On Sat, 30 Nov 2002 22:01:58 +0000 (UTC), "Graham" <[email protected]> wrote:

> There have not been any "British Raleighs" for some time now; excepting the special products
> division. They are no longer going to be assembled in the UK, but will be assembled abroad. They
> have been made abroad for quite a while now. It is the way of things in the UK now, we do not
> make anything anymore, though we do have a production line turning out self serving politicians.

Please don't export them to the former colonies. We have enough and some to spare. But we'll make
you a good deal on lawyers!

Pat
 
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