Friday, March 23, 2012

15th Annual Monson Swap Meet and Bike Show

As we walked onto the front lawn of Memorial Hall in Monson, a voice came from The back of the crowd, "Wow! 5 Golden Arrows! I never expected to see 5 Golden Arrows in one place, EVER!"

We had brought our two to show, and the first table we stopped at had 3 for sale!

Two Golden Arrow's and two chrome Raleigh Sports!

Truly a great show, we arrived at 7:15 am and the place was hopping! Venders from all over, with a fair amount of British Cycling Iron this year. Prices for the most part were fair and after a small amount of looking at the same item, could be adjusted to an easier level of cash payment.

The fifteenth year of Jim Huntington's show brought out the best. Free coffee and donuts with a little secret something was supplied by the fine folks from "Via" to those of us in the know.

Once again the event was a early spring treat and a wonderful kick off to the new cycling season!

Beautiful little Brooks Seatbag found and purchased!

One more for the collection, 1954 Dawn Tourist

Near Perfect Brooks B66 L

My vote for "The Best of Show."

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Keep Sunday May 13th open for an all day BOSRUG2 adventure. More information to come as we get closer to the date. But you can be assured of a day that you wont soon forget.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012


Three simple letters that make any seasoned "Raleigest" take notice. The Top of the line for years The RRA offered style and grace with Raleigh dependability.
The lightest and niceness of all the Raleighs, the Raleigh Record Ace's details were not found on any other bicycle in it's day.

Its no wonder with all the superior specifications, the Raleigh Record Ace is considered to be one of the finest bicycles ever made!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Raleigh Roadster of the Day

Im not sure if the color detailing on this Sports Tourist from the 1954 UK catalog ever made it into The States, but what a beautiful bicycle! I don't remember seeing the Dry Battery Unit on any stock Raleigh.