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    1945 Raleigh Factory How a Bicycle is Made Film.

    I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but for those who haven't stumbled across it, its' an amazing film.

    http://vimeo.com/39401575

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    Wonder how long that guy submerged in the fumes from the "special solution" lasted...

    Thanks for a marvelous view!
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    Great vid, thx for posting the link. I enjoyed the enamel dipping segment, and the face on the 'junior' employee whose task it was to move components from a conveyor to the 'skilled' assembly workers.

    Here's an interesting video on how a modern frame is made. Sorry it has a commercial up front.
    http://science.discovery.com/videos/...le-frames.html

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    Wonder how long that guy submerged in the fumes from the "special solution" lasted...
    I'm pretty sure he died at 94yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Newton View Post
    I'm pretty sure he died at 94yrs.
    Ha. I think you are confusing him with the guy that treats the frames for rust.... all those preservatives gave him unnaturally long life.
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    I've been given to understand that working for Raleigh was considered a good job, and that advancement was very much a case of 'dead man's shoes.' I think that's partly my attraction to them. I feel a very real connection to the men who made my bicycles. They worked hard, tried hard, turned out a very decent product, and took pride in their work. The least I can do is make sure their efforts don't just rust into obscurity.
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    PT, Interesting link with other interesting videos included, thanks for sharing.

    Brad

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    have we not seen this vid just a few months ago on this forum??

    we need a gag prize for the next forumite to post it!
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
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    Excellent link.

    Even if it was posted before.

    Makes us aware of what went into making our Vintage Bikes.

    Now I need to go find a Raleigh from 1945-1955!
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    I'd love to see some chain rings made with the heron for a modern 10 speed setup. Cotterless of course. give me a double with something like 52 / 36 and the heron. I'd find a Raleigh to build if those were available.
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    Your "Other Half" is right, its Ugly. Nothing wrong with liking an Ugly bike if that's what you're into. I mean hey, I like fat girls.

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    Thanks for the link. Took the Superbe around the block after watching it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
    have we not seen this vid just a few months ago on this forum??

    we need a gag prize for the next forumite to post it!
    Once a post/link is past the second page(or probably the first) seems like it falls off the face of the earth, most often not heard from again. Yes, you could do a search if you know what exists(even then I find the search engine sketchy at best), but if not you're out of luck. Better to have a little redundancy than to have a BF'er miss something cool like this vid. From the reactions of readers many hadn't seen it before. hardly excessive posting.

    Brian

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