Motorcycle clubs have their 'Ratbike'
subsection, looks like we have Raleigh Activators; could become a whole new thread, just to get up the 'Br*nd Sn*bs'
Can't wait for the 'Coolwall' Poll...
Couldnt agree more mate, people often forget the humble begginings of something, and BITD not everyone could afford the prestige brands, i am guessing that most people in their youth, (unless they were very lucky) had humble "MTB's"
Speaking of RATBIKES, BITD well 80's for me, I had a converted Raleigh Arena Racer, with cowhorn bars, and knobbly tyres on the 700C rims, Cobra grips from an old BMX and some all important padding on the crossbar, it was truly a RATBIKE in its day, it was stripped out and single speed and hit many a trail and woods, until i could afford something a little better
"Would anyone else rather be doing something other than marching up and down the square????"