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monbla256

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PostSubject: For the Bicycle folks   Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:27 am

Was roaming around the web and found this 1940 film about how a Raliegh bicycle is made.  I'm pretty sure much has not changed since 1940 'cept the factory is now in Asia and no more Englishmen make 'em any more !! ( Raliegh now just makes it's steel tubing and a few models in England having plants set up in Asia.) Can you imagine folks riding bicycles in the US like they did in England back then? Exon-Mobil and General Motors would NOT like that at all !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil  Enjoy the movie !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqoGAXuE4eU
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PostSubject: Re: For the Bicycle folks   Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:59 pm

Great find there, always love factory tour/how they're made videos and that one's a classic. 

Thanks

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: For the Bicycle folks   Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:13 am

Pretty cool, I also love these old promo movies. A bit sad too. The opening reminded me of the famous sign on the bridge into Trenton, NJ, "Trenton Makes, the World Takes"...that hasn't happened in three or four decades.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Bicycle folks   Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:39 am

Very interesting, thanks for posting the link. My first bike in the late 50's was a Raleigh, built tough.
Now the latest bicycle craze is battery operated/assisted. Some are a few thousand dollars.



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PostSubject: Re: For the Bicycle folks   Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:47 am

That caught my attention Michael! I've only watched the first few minutes so will come back to the rest of it later. As you know, I have a few old raleighs in original condition. I'll pop a pic up some time soon.

I live an hour away from where these factories were located in the Midlands. Sadly, only Brooks the saddle makers remain, China (other countries available) of course being the far cheaper option.

Looking forward to watching the remainder soon...
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PostSubject: Re: For the Bicycle folks   Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:46 pm

I've a three speed Raleigh back in Oregon yet awaiting my return. It's a hand me down from my father. There just isn't enough pavement where I roost to warrant it's retrieval, so I've kept it where cyclists have more rights and lanes to ride.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Bicycle folks   Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:47 pm

Stick wrote:
That caught my attention Michael!  I've only watched the first few minutes so will come back to the rest of it later.  As you know, I have a few old raleighs in original condition.  I'll pop a pic up some time soon.  

I live an hour away from where these factories were located in the Midlands.  Sadly, only Brooks the saddle makers remain, China (other countries available) of course being the far cheaper option.

Looking forward to watching the remainder soon...

Just finished watching. Both fascinating and interesting. study
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