Someone that thought I would appreciate it gave me a bike last week. What do you think?
It’s not as old as it looks. Even though it has 28″ wheels and old- timey brakes, my bike was built in January 1977 in Nottingham, Egland although it looks as though it is from the ’30’s. It has “roller lever” brakes which people that don’t know what they are talking about like to denigrate.
This bike, the Raleigh DL-1, was knocked off unmercifully, by the Chinese, the Indonesians, and the Indians. In fact, parts for this bike are available from those countries bit-for-bit, so if something bad happens, there will be no shortage of spare parts. In fact, knock-offs are still being made today although original production by Raleigh stopped over 20 years ago.