Ride of the Week: 1970 Raleigh Sports

Make and model: 1970 Raleigh Sports

Owner(s): Steve Schaffner

Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau

Special features:

"All Steel" Bicycle, frame mounted tire pump, Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub with retro "twist grip" shifter. Fully restored-this model built at the Nottingham, England factory from the turn of the century to 1970s.

My car's name: Bike's name is "Goldie Hawn"

How I fell in love with my ride:

Have noticed lots of these old Sports still in use all over the US and Europe. Excellent workmanship & built to last. It was and is the ultimate "cool" human powered utilitarian machine. Gold models were made in very limited edition.