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Old 08-27-12, 07:09 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-27-12, 07:27 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-27-12, 08:21 PM   #3
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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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Old 08-27-12, 08:35 PM   #4
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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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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.

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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!
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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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Old 08-28-12, 08:32 AM   #10
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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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Thanks for the link. Took the Superbe around the block after watching it!
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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!
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.

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