Today marks the end of English Week. And after a week’s worth of Nottingham goodness, we have a most ironic finale: Scott L.’s Made in Taiwan Raleigh Rapide. But before you scoff, you should know this is a NOS, never been ridden, only recently built 1980s Raleigh Rapide!
Hope everyone enjoyed English Week. Look forward to 3 more weeks of themes!
Seeing as your theme is “England”, I figured I’d send along a couple
photos of my early 80s, made-in-Taiwan Raleigh Rapide.
This one came to me in its original box about a year and a half ago.
I considered all of the following at different times: 1) fixie!, 2)
new wheels, shifters and brake levers, or 3) build it up as God
intended. So I dragged it up out of the basement yesterday and put it
together. I went with the “God” option. She has not yet been ridden.