Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles


The Great Pretender

I locked up my Raleigh Superbe last week while I had some lunch and when I came out found a Raleigh clone parked beside it.


A modern Simcoe bicycle clearly trying to duplicate the original.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”


4 responses

  1. Steve T

    What I don’t understand is why people buy the clone when they can buy the real deal,
    restore it and still have money left over for beer.

    July 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm

  2. John B.

    I agree; been fixing/restoring as a hobby since the late 1940’s and really enjoy seeing an old timer come back to life! But I find a lot of young people havent acquired the skills to do the repair or restoration. I donate some time to a local bike coop that offers classes.
    Love these posts–keep them coming Greg!

    July 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

    • Thnaks and keep the comments coming!

      July 11, 2016 at 11:29 am

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