Raleigh: How a bicycle is made (video from 1945)

Now this is just a treat, I love history, bikes and manufacturing. This combines them all! A video from the British Council, showing the manufacturing process of Raleigh bicycle factory right after the war in 1945. 17 minutes of full on awesome. More like this please! Even the ending of the film is full of… Continue reading Raleigh: How a bicycle is made (video from 1945)

Raleigh appreciation day

It was founded in Nottingham in 1887, and today the great bicycle maker Raleigh is sold to Dutch competitor Accell. It’s hardly the end of the road for the bikes, and actually their UK manufacturing has been relocated to the Far East for a decade already, but I got a pang of nostalgia, since this… Continue reading Raleigh appreciation day

Stunt riding on a carbon Raleigh Avanti Race

When Maarten sent this link, I surely wasn’t expecting this. I’ve always had the feeling, that the first pebble on the road would not only maim the driver, but also send the bike right back to carbon heaven – but I stand corrected, this changed my opinion about carbon frames and road bike durability. Related… Continue reading Stunt riding on a carbon Raleigh Avanti Race