Retro raleighs dating

The name played off muscle cars at the time and the bikes had a look of a chopper motorcycle.

Eventually, the Stingray evolved into the BMX bike with somewhat shorter handlebars, a single saddle, and beefy rims.

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Bicycles are wonderfully simple, eloquent and efficient machines.

A few of the bikes were purchased by me, or for me, new, including the brown 1971 Schwinn Super Sport, the Trek 750, the Univega 700FS, and the Trek 850 (for one of my sons).

The rest have been acquired used, primarily at garage sales.

The road bicycles are the museum's largest category and are divided by manufacturer, with first U. companies (Schwinn, Trek, and Raleigh America), then Italian (Bianchi), French (Peugeot, Motobecane and Roold), Japanese (Nishiki, Fuji, Kuwahara, and Univega), and Taiwanese (Giant). For example, Raliegh was historically an English company.

Univega was headquartered in the United States with bicycles made in Italy and then Japan.

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