The Bitsa Semi
I had this one out for a full day of city errands last week and other than getting caught in the rain, it was an absolute pleasure to ride.
Without the fenders and chain guard the bike is virtually silent, no rattles or squeaks.
At 50+ years the fenders and chain guards on these bikes are generally pretty rough and beat up. They’e stored in the garage for future projects.
I made it up to Yonge and Eglinton (Uphill all the way) and stayed on the pedals the entire way…no pushing.
One of the nicest hubs and shifters in the fleet and with a 19T cog on the back the gearing is just right.
According to George at Parts Unknown, the Raleigh built Glider frames have a different geometry than a true Raleigh.