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Where can I get my hands on one?

Where can I get my hands on one?

Thanks to Christian for sharing this vintage Raleigh ad. I’m guessing it must date from the 50s or early 60s. Like the Coppi race bike I checked out a few months ago, it harks back to the days of full-steel frames with heavy lugs connecting the tubes. However, you can see lighter alloy componentry creeping in e.g. the rims, bar and stem. The gearing comes courtesy of a 5-speed Benelux rear cog twinned with a 48T Williams chainring. Finishing kit includes the classic ‘best buff’ Brooks leather saddle.

Truly a ride for the man who must lead the rest. And all for the princely sum of £37 16s.

UPDATE: and look – the bike that helps you pull!

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