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Shrouded Figure on old front hub.

Old 03-01-19, 08:56 PM
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Shrouded Figure on old front hub.


It might not show up too well in this photograph, but this front hub has a shrouded monklike figure engraved on it. It seems a little odd for a bicycle component. The eBay listing calls it an NOS Raleigh hub. Does anyone know the story behind the image?
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This is the famed Raleigh Industries logo. It has an Elizabethan male,figure slightly stooped presenting a shield or placard with intertwined R and I; for Raleigh Industies. It was often found on Raleigh /Nottingham made parts on the clones and private label three speeds. Triumph, Robin Hood, etc. "sub" brands or AMF re-branded Hercules or even Huffy "Sportsman" models would have various parts with this stamp.
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Sir Walter Raleigh, that's who that is. I think the story is that Sir Walter laid his coat in a mud puddle so Queen Elizabeth didn't see the mud, or get it on her person, or something like that. Very gallant. He came to a sticky end, though.
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https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/aa52a71...J5Hj7U_IV.copy

Dang, canít figure out how to get the video to embed. But itís a classic.

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It's a miracle!!!
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Found this on his wikipedia article, I guess they felt this would be too detailed to use as a logo?

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I was thinking it was Emperor Palpatine. Oh well.
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Apparently his his exploits with exploring and trade weren’t always well received either

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Wow, thatís some C/V Newhart! Good stuff!!!
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I first heard that as a young Marine flying down to Memphis to go bomb loading school in Covington Tenn. still makes me laugh though.
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Back in the '60's, you got Coupons with your Raleigh smokes which could be redeemed for "prizes" once you had enough. It's not a bike, but smoke enough and you could start Junior's love for cycling off with this swell tricycle! (From a Raleigh Prize catalog - 1968, I think.)
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I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset
Although I'm so tired, I'll have another cigarette
And curse Sir Walter Raleigh
He was such a stupid get

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One of the ways I jive my Brit buddy is his pronunciation of the bike or Sir Walter as RALLY
I keep telling him we have a city and a cigarette named after him, and it's RAW-LEE.
He doesn't see the humor.
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^^^^^^ The young fop in the background is thinking "Heavens, I best not take to smoking like Sir Walter, or surely I'll suffer the cursed fate of male pattern baldness!"
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Sir Walter looks stoned, doesn't he?
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^^ The young fop in the background is thinking "Heavens, I best not take to smoking like Sir Walter, or surely I'll suffer the cursed fate of male pattern baldness!"
I think the guy is rushing in to put out the fire - Sir Walter is in for a soaking...
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^^^^^ With a flagon of ale?
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^^^ Eh, I have an overactive imagination. Still, if you've got to be doused an adult beverage seems like a good medium to me.
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^^^^^ True; mead would be much stickier.

Hey, is that the geometry spec for the '62 Competition that Sir Walter is working out on that piece of parchment there?
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
One of the ways I jive my Brit buddy is his pronunciation of the bike or Sir Walter as RALLY
I keep telling him we have a city and a cigarette named after him, and it's RAW-LEE.
He doesn't see the humor.
Believe it or not, some people can get a bit "testy" over this. 🤭 😁 Cool thread.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
One of the ways I jive my Brit buddy is his pronunciation of the bike or Sir Walter as RALLY
I keep telling him we have a city and a cigarette named after him, and it's RAW-LEE.
He doesn't see the humor.
Being a British person myself, I always refer to the bike as 'Rally' and Sir Walter "Ooh what a big potato!" as 'Rar-lee'.

The 'potato' reference only works if you've seen the second series of Blackadder. The episode in question is titled 'Potato', funnily enough.
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Originally Posted by Fidbloke
Being a British person myself, I always refer to the bike as 'Rally' and Sir Walter "Ooh what a big potato!" as 'Rar-lee'.

The 'potato' reference only works if you've seen the second series of Blackadder. The episode in question is titled 'Potato', funnily enough.
Very funny episode, especially the exotic "wine" presented as a gift at the end (and produced by Baldric.) The only show I've seen Tom Baker in outside of Dr. Who.
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You can also see Tom in the early adaptation of CF Lewis The Silver Chair.
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