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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:02 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:10 am 
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Sigh.

Oh for a time machine.

Guess I'll have to make do with my backward looking, rose tinted spectacles.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:47 am 
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If you do find a time machine.

Just in case you want to ring the SBDU I'll repost this from earlier in the thread. I really did pick this up from Raleigh main reception on Triumph Road in 1987. Brailsford? Any relation I wonder.


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Way back in 1982 I started working for Raleigh at their UK Dristribution Centre which was in Sinfin Derby . I stayed for about 4/5 years . Anyway during this time i paid a visit to the Head Offices in Nottingham . This included a look around the marketing office . It was in one floor/wing . Everything that was available at the time was lined up in order . I wish I had taken pictures at the time . From toys to Team replica bikes . Willy Wonka's for any
bicycle enthusiast . Sadly I did not go round the main works .
It was a different company then,the rest is history.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:53 pm 
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You can step back to 1980 in this great documentary about Alan Oakley...:)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:28 pm 
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steampowered wrote:
If you do find a time machine.

Just in case you want to ring the SBDU I'll repost this from earlier in the thread. I really did pick this up from Raleigh main reception on Triumph Road in 1987. Brailsford? Any relation I wonder.


I just used to visit a certain place on Wharf road in Nottingham twice in mid 80’s..


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:21 pm 
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Wharf Road eh?

Pongo Braithwaite and Aende.

I'd visited Raleigh because I wanted to photograph high quality bike making. I went to the SBDU site Ilkeston in, I think, February 1987. It was a miserable day and it was deserted. I then visited Sid Standard (and Peter Riches). I then visited Pongo, the pictures on Flickr are mine.

I don't own an Aende (yet). But I have a Sid Standard Superbe that is almost complete.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:08 am 
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steampowered wrote:
Wharf Road eh?

Pongo Braithwaite and Aende.

I'd visited Raleigh because I wanted to photograph high quality bike making. I went to the SBDU site Ilkeston in, I think, February 1987. It was a miserable day and it was deserted. I then visited Sid Standard (and Peter Riches). I then visited Pongo, the pictures on Flickr are mine.

I don't own an Aende (yet). But I have a Sid Standard Superbe that is almost complete.


Yes Alan was a gentleman & great to chat to over a cup of tea... I had a low pro frame made by him but sold it long ago in Scotland when I was in Aberdeen late 80’s but drove down to his place to Order pay for it then later to pick it up if memory serves me right.


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Wondering how many of the listed Raleigh service centres are still going concerns as LBS.
Given that the std phone codes to be at least 25 years old .


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