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Identify Gilda Radner's touring bike?

Old 07-04-14, 01:33 PM
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Identify Gilda Radner's touring bike?

Just came across this photo of Gilda Radner with Gene Wilder and a wide-tired, cantilever-braked, front-racked-and-interesting-bag-bracketed friend. Is that a Raleigh heron on the headbadge? What bike is this?
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Hard to tell, but that's an awfully tall frame for someone Gilda's size...
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Whichever one it is, I doubt she'll be riding it in that dress - horizontal top tube. Maybe a fan riding by w/a camera just had her hold the bike so it wouldn't get lifted while he pause to shoot his picture?
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Damn! She was so funny!
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She married Gene in 1984, it would look to be that period, and I do think that is a Raleigh Crest.
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That could actually be a Raleigh Portage, mid-80s 650B bike with canti brakes and wide rims. That rack/strap over the bars is for a Rhode Gear handlebar bag. I bought one just like it in the early 1980s.
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Why isn't it Gene Wilder's bike?
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I think the front bag attachment is for a Rhode Gear handlebar bag.
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That looks like the one, doesn't it? Right down to the rack-mounted reflector. I don't think I've ever seen a bottle cage under the downtube before. Seems like it might get dirty.

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650 wheels may make the head tube look long.
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You might want to read Hollywood-Rides a Bike:Cycling with the Stars. It covers a lot of old promo photos with stars and bikes identified.


Hollywood Rides A Bike: Cycling With the Stars: Steven Rea: 9781883318635: Amazon.com: Books
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Originally Posted by kurtp13
You might want to read Hollywood-Rides a Bike:Cycling with the Stars.
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The book is photos and captions similar to a coffee table book. Not much time investment required.
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looks like a Raleigh headbadge.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Hard to tell, but that's an awfully tall frame for someone Gilda's size...
Are you basing that on the head tube?

I see her hand on the top tube and it looks at about the right height compared to her hips...
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