Next up -
Raleigh Trail Rider 1982
Hadn't come across this blatantly Breezer-influenced bike before and wonder whether it was actually shown or sold in the UK/Europe, or limited to covering off the 'noise' created by early Joe Breeze frames on the west coast.
Interestingly, 1982 was the year the 'Raleigh USA' rights were bought by Huffy Corp, who were licensed to design and sell Raleigh in the USA with some production going to Bridgestone in Japan. It'd be interesting to track down a 1982 Huffy catalogue.
This was also the year that Raleigh in the UK launched the 'Burner' BMX, going on to sell 500,000 in the next 2 years, hence their lethargic approach to off road design in the UK?
Interesting comments from JB on the design here:
http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1982_Ral ... Rider.html
Despite that, it's still the closest thing a mere mortal will get to an early Breezer, so I'm up for one, especially if built by Bridgestone!
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