Thursday, November 10, 2011
The "Ride" of a Raleigh
It doesn't take long to get the feel of a Raleigh 3 Speed. At first glance one could expect the exact opposite.
The bike looks heavy and slow, but under way you roll like never before. A freshly tuned, oiled and polished Raleigh is like no other bicycle. It seems like the perfect bike. The weight of the bike once under way seems to keep you rolling effortlessly.
After the first mile or two you become use to the 3 speed Sturmey Archer gearing and know just when to shift. The hub in its design will allow you to pre select a higher gear and when you want a change, stop pedaling for an instant and it shifts by itself.
Riding a fendered Sports is a joy.. Wet streets become no problem at all and long rides after rainy days are a joy!
There isn't a better bicycle feeling then being on a shiny Raleigh, sitting upright and enjoying the country side on a beautiful day here in the place we all know and love, New England