Yes, Chuck... quite a transition indeed!! You should approve!! Although admittedly the Raleigh Clubmans went mainly because their 22" frame size just doesn't work for me (that size and weight thing again!). But yep, it's fun to try and enjoy new things. My last two additions have been poles apart, a '58 Raleigh RRA Moderne and this '82 Ciocc and I sure ain't going to say which rides better or I enjoy more. My favourite bike is always the one I just rode.
And yes, I still want that '38 Rudge Aero!!!
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