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Old 11-23-16, 07:24 AM
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Documentary maker seeks former owners of Raleigh cycles

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Award-winning documentary company Testimony Films are making a new documentary for BBC4 celebrating the history of the Raleigh Bicycle Company and the bicycles that revolutionised cycling in Britain. And they are looking for interesting stories throughout the decades from Norfolk people who enjoyed Raleigh bicycles.
Documentary maker seeks former owners of Raleigh cycles - News - Eastern Daily Press
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I'm not part of the group being sought for input, but I'd definitely be interested is seeing the end result.
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"most famous for the Raleigh Chopper" - no, the world's benchmark bicycle for 50 years. I'd say they're most famous for the DL-1 or maybe the Grand Prix.
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Former Grand Prix owner here, 1972-ish vintage.


Mine was made in Holland during a factory strike in England.
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Me in the mid '70's with my first road bike, a Raleigh Record.




I swapped out the tires for 27x1's, installed ratchet shifters on the down tube, and removed the pie plate.
A summer or two later I got a job at the local Raleigh bike shop as a mechanic and "upgraded" to a Grand Prix.
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I thought it was a bit odd that they were only talking to people over in Norfolk, but I Googled it and discovered that they have placed stories with the local Press all over the country.
That's nice then...
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I don't fit the category, but when they make a documentary with current Raleigh owners, I could wax poetically about the versatility of my old Super Course.
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@nlerner, who has bought and sold 163 Raleighs to date.

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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick
Me in the mid '70's with my first road bike, a Raleigh Record.
I had the yellow one. 73 I think. Loved that bike.
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Originally Posted by bulldog1935
"most famous for the Raleigh Chopper" - no, the world's benchmark bicycle for 50 years. I'd say they're most famous for the DL-1 or maybe the Grand Prix.
I'd figure it's the roadster style bikes that were made pretty much the same from before WWII to the 70s/80s.

Having a bike that opens up transportation like that did- not entirely dissimilar as the impact of the Model T in America.
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like I said, DL-1 rod-brake roadster.

https://www.bikeforums.net/19209109-post24.html

also shouldn't ignore the Club racers


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Me in the mid '70's with my first road bike, a Raleigh Record.

Cool pic... right down to the sox and tennies. Wish I had a shot of me and my first ride....
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yep, logged a lot of miles in tube socks (and Avocet touring shoes)
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Just the bike:



If I remember correctly, I believe it cost about $130. I traded in my mint condition Schwinn Sting Ray (5-speed stik shift) and was given $65 credit for it.
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