How a bicycle is made.

In the post WW II fourties, the bicycle began its great rise in popularity to what it is today. Bicycles were recognized as a major means of both exercise and transportation. This educational documentary from the British film council illustraits just how many steps are involved in the making of a basic Raleigh 3 speed bicycle. We at Yesteryear actually sold the model, called the DL1 which this film documents. This bicycle sold for $79.95 in 1953 !!! It featured a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub, rod actuated hand brakes and 28″ tyres. It was considered a “luxury” bike and the top of Raleigh’s model line. It was available in mens only and came in one color…. the one you’ll see. ENJOY !!!

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