62? Raleigh Sports with 'Lenton' Dual Drive


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usarnie1

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 10, 2015
98
173
Woodland Hills, CA
#21
I asked my cousin, who lives in the U.K., about the darts that Raleigh used on their paint sceme and he told me it was used only on 1961 to 1962 Raleigh bicycles. No reason why or why it was discontinued.
 
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3-speeder

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 26, 2017
409
834
Lansing, MI, United States
#22
So @Oilit has me thinking about the beautiful darts pattern. Raleigh Industries was acquired by TI in 1960. A few years later someone who was originally a pencil-pusher at TI gets a questionably earned promotion and decides to ax the darts to go back to an old standard paint scheme that was "the foundation of the company ". Everyone claps and they get a pat on the back because it will also be cheaper and easier to produce. Hmmmmm. Conspiracy theory? Maybe so, maybe no. :rolleyes:
 
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Oilit

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
750
610
Concord NC
#23
I bet the "cheaper and easier to produce" was a big part of it. "After all, we're one big happy family now, no reason to keep up this wasteful competition nonsense."
 
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