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"
if you couldnt have afforded the prestige brands you would (like me) spend less than it cost on an activator 2 on a semi decent low end bike just like the british eagle shadow deore lx that is for sale at the moment.
yes bought new with reynolds tubing a decent groupset for £250 in the same year raliegh were knocking out these bso at nearer £280.
These have noting to do with MTB, they should be thought of in the same way of SegaMega Drives and original Supersoakers, kids toy that it all.
just lilke to add, these were aimed at kids, Raliegh were selling decent rigid bikes at the time!