Re: [CR]Unknown KOF's

Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 17:31:59 +0000 (GMT)
From: Michael Butler <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Unknown KOF's
To: Brandon Ives <>
In-Reply-To: <>
cc: CR Rendezvous <>

Think the following statement might be proved to be incorrect. "

"Partrick 753 certification was nothing more than marketing hype. I doubt Raleigh, Peugeot, or any of the other BIG names had any real apprenticeship program, they mainly wanted workers who could work on an assembly line and braze 100 forks a day. I think most guys who came up wanting to be builders apprenticed at the smaller to middling sized shops".

I think you will find until Derby Industries and a well known venture capitalist both American got their hands on Raleigh and raped it they had previousely a very good apprentice scheme. High value Nottingham property prices, asset stripping and cheap Vietnamese labour put pay to Raleigh. Interesting Radio documentary on Raleigh at:

Thats all for now. Keep those wheels spinning, in your memories if not still on the road. Be lucky Mick Butler Huntingdon UK.