I often drive past the Raleigh factory just outside Nottingham on the way to that newly created leisure activity : shopping at Ikea.

I can’t complain (too much) as my wife : Suz is Swedish and she needs to stock up on delicacies from time to time.

I am not sure of the benefit of being ‘all steel’ as it probably means that the bike weighs a lot, however it was the strapline for around 40 years and proved very successful.

At its peak Raleigh was a huge exporter worldwide and had a significant presence in the American market

See here for an interesting restoration article :

https://bellsbicycles.co.uk/blogs/news/the-rebirth-of-the-raleigh-all-steel-bike-restoration-at-bells

And of course a couple of posters from both ends of the ‘all steel ‘ period at Raleigh

raleigh 1Raleigh 2

 

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