Re: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh UK in the last quarter of the 20th Century


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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 11:11:53 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh UK in the last quarter of the 20th Century


Pete Geurds wrote:
> > ....."Written by Tony Hadland in June 2000 for the 11th International Cycle
>> History Conference held at Osaka in August 2000."
>> Interesting reading if you wonder what went on after the "good" Raleigh's
>> stopped coming to the US:
>>
>> http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hadland/raleigh.htm

This is a fascinating article, thanks for posting the link!

Steve Freides wrote:
>In reading this...I saw the following :
>
>"Author Alan Sillitoe, an ex-Raleigh worker whose best-seller "Saturday
>Night, Sunday MorningÂ’ was set in the Nottingham factory..."
>
>Has anyone read this book and would they care to comment on it?

I haven't read the book, but I did see the movie years ago. It's a gritty, gloomy, industrial "angry-young-man" work typical of the era.

The film shows the protagonist at work operating an automatic lathe that makes cottered bottom bracket axles.

You can probably find this at a good video store.

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