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Raleigh

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 9:01pm
by al_yrpal
Don't miss Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story on BBC Four (9) 23:00, Today.

The extraordinary untold story of the rise and fall of Raleigh bikes from the backstreets of Nottingham to a household name associated with quality, innovation and Britishness.

Al

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 9:29pm
by Spinners
Nice one!

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 10:37pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
It's not a repeat, one with a guy with a hairstyle :)

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 8:31am
by francovendee
OH bother, I missed it :( . Maybe they'll show it again.

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 8:43am
by pete75
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
It's not a repeat, one with a guy with a hairstyle :)


That's the one.

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 8:55am
by Spinners
Good show! I must have seen the second half of it previously.

re The very early Raleigh ridden by Colin Kirsch - those tyres looked brutal!

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 9:07am
by Oldjohnw
I've seen it more than once. I'm sure it will come again. BBC2/4 frequently put these gems on - buses, cars, caravans, tents, youth hostels, steam engines.

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 9:37am
by cycleruk

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 10:50am
by al_yrpal
Charming programme. Reg Harris, hero of my youth! Still have my early Raleigh Outland MTB with bullhorn bars in the stables awaiting a bit of tlc, great bike.

Al

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 10:54am
by PH
Also available on Youtube for those who don't do iplayer.
It is a good story well told.

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 11:03pm
by drossall
Thanks, watched in on catch-up. That was good.

I found Raleigh really odd in the late 80s/90s. Seemed like every second week they'd have been taken over by new management and changed strategy. There were only ever two strategies. One moment their (mass-market) bikes were quite decent, in the tradition described in the programme, and the next they used cheap parts that couldn't be adjusted well, and wouldn't last more than a year or two. Then it would swap back, and back again. You never knew where you were.

Re: Raleigh

Posted: 7 Aug 2019, 7:41am
by Spinners
I still get Chopper envy...

[insert double-entendre here]