Posts Tagged ‘Raleigh’

My People

25Oct14

New York’s streets have the best bikes. Let’s look. Like any big American city, the streets are full of Schwinns. If it isn’t a Varsity converted to single speed hipster everything, it’s a Collegiate, a Suburban or a Sprite. Still the best colors to this day. Fantastic graphics on this Huffy. And this Peugeot… … […]


Fantastic 1945 short from the British Council film collection on how the Raleigh was made. It was one of the greatest mass-produced bicycle operations in history.


The new LBS

15Dec11

Oh. Hello. I nearly forgot this was here. Today I’d finally had enough of the slow leak. I had a flat twice a day. I would usually have patched it myself but time for that sort of thing is in short supply with 3-year-olds in the house. So I took my Raleigh to the new […]



Hello, friend.


Back on the Raleigh today after nearly a week breaking in the bakfiets. Riding to work felt like I’d stepped out of the on-deck circle and slipped the donuts off my bat. The old steel of the Raleigh rode like it was built for the Tour in comparison. I like to talk about frame weight […]


Doppelgänger

01Feb10

I was in Amsterdam this past fall when I happened on my bike’s Dutch doppelgänger on one of the 9 Streets. It’s an earlier model than mine; I’m guessing 1950’s because of the chaincase. It’s been well maintained and has gotten a lot of use, if the additions are any indication. Over time someone has taken […]