Raleigh "English" Bicycle

Raleigh Bicycle Company

I'm not sure of the exact year, but guessing Christmas 1962 or 63, Dad and Mom bought me a Raleigh "English" Bicycle for Christmas.

It looked just about like the above picture except it was brown. It had a 3 speed Sturmey-Archer coaster hub

The bike revolutionized transportation for me: No more walking! I installed a simple speedometer / odometer and a rear generator driven red light.

No one wore helmets back then.

I used it for a good three or four years until I started driving in 1966.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty sure it was actually English--the sources I find don't indicate they had overseas manufacturing. Many lousy products from England at that time due to nationalization, but their bikes from the time were great.


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