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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:04 pm 
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Never seen a frame like this.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cross-frame-r ... SS:GB:1123

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:06 pm 
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I do believe this particular design of bicycle is referred to as a Cross Frame/X-Frame Bicycle. Raleigh utilised this design of frame (as did many other manufacturers of the period) from 1900-1930, when they began to phase it out for more 'conventional' frame designs.

General X-Frame information wrote:
The special X formation used gives it the additional strength exactly where it is needed, and the machine readily stands up to the hardest of hard going.


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Original Sales Ad.

Raleigh sales blurb circa. 1934 wrote:
Note the specially constructed steel ‘X’ frame. This added strength will meet the demand of the hardest service it is possible to give to a bicycle. But throughout it will maintain its flexibility. Bearings are specially hardened and accurately ground to ensure silken running. Raleigh brakes are a revelation in their smoothness and efficiency, while Raleigh chrome plating and special rust-proof enamelling make the All Steel bicycle ideal for all-weather riding.


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1934 Raleigh 'Irish Cross' Bicycle.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:17 am 
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So I guess this should have been posted in the MTB section :D

Thanks for the info


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