Sunday, August 7, 2011

My First Three Bikes

Found some old pix at my parent's house last week...
1975 Roadmaster (made in Olney, IL)
1977 Rampar R-10 (later run over by a neighbor lady and replaced with an '81 model)
1981 Raleigh Rapide + tube socks

Yeah, surprisingly no Schwinns. All of my friends had Schwinns, I wanted something different, so we drove to the larger twin cities of Champaign/Urbana, IL and bought the Raleighs from Durst Cycle.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice. Stem shifters, chrome pie plate, seat adjusted down, forward and with the nose up for adolescent comfort. And let's not forget a fork rake to rival a boomerang. Oh, and the socks...Nice.

Keith said...

Looks like they definitely bought that last bike for you to "grow into".

My first "10 speed" was a Raleigh Record (white with orange panels). Maybe....1973??