I have a love of Raleigh Cycles, and I've spent ages looking for a large wheeled bike that fits my leg length (short)! I wanted a retro 70/80's style and had a few options in my head, it was just a case of finding one. I searched gumtree, local ads and finally came up trumps, or Bob (man of the house) searching ebay did. Purchased for £25, we drove to a recycle centre to retrieve my Raleigh Honey! To be honest, we where slightly worried to just how bad a condition it was in...
After lots of elbow grease, rubbing down, washing and polishing and a few retail items, I have fallen in love!
The basket is my second option, I bought a proper bike basket from a car boot sale and it was too big, this is a cheap waste paper basket attached to a basket support and to the handle bars wth repro straps! The pump is not Raleigh but ONS from an online store. White pumps are really hard to find at this size (12 inches) and with car valve attachment.
This bike is an 18 inch frame with 24 inch wheels so it's a little smaller than an adult bike, I did have a Raleigh Nova (Shopper)
but with small wheels so was hard to keep up with Bob on his Mountain bike!
Have you got a vintage bike? Would love to see pic's if you have!
* ONS Old New Stock