Saturday, November 21, 2009

1939 Raleigh Sports

This is my 1939 Raleigh Sports. I have many more sports but this is oldest one. it's got wingnuts allaround. Rear 3 speed drum brake. big dyno front hub, head and tail light. it's unrestored and rides very nice.




That one and two others in group picture.

1972 Eaton's Glider


This is my 1972 Eaton's Glider, made by Raleigh for the department store Eaton's of Canada. Eaton's is no more, sadly, but the bikes live on! Sturmey Archer 3 speed, Brooks mattress saddle, Rigida rims. I had one of these as a kid and sold it years ago... and then 3 years ago, found this one, almost exactly the same as my original. Since this photo was taken, I have put on a very old Brooks B73, soaked in Proofide. Comfy! Regards, Tom in Toronto