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raleigh roamer

December 16, 2010

Oh joy oh joy! A sparkly little bike at last! 

Apart from the new neighbours – who have now moved on – I had only been spotting sad and sorry little bikes lately. Not that there’s anything wrong with a binged up bike, but they don’t make one’s heart skip a beat like a shiny, shiny mudguard can do.

What detail! What design! What could make me happier? (ok an end to poverty, violence, hunger and exploitation would be nice, possibly a bit more pro-activity on dealing with climate change from the government would make me happy too…I could go on, but you get my drift…)

Raleigh Roamer shopper bike

 

It’s called a Raleigh Roamer, and it’s the first I’ve seen. I spotted it this morning in Johnson Street, then later this afternoon it sailed past my flat with a person riding it. I happened to be out on the balcony at the time so even managed to call out a compliment! (Deranged? Possibly. But the rider did turn back with a pleased smile, so you know, share the love I say.)


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15 Comments
  1. ange b permalink

    mmmmmm nice seat

  2. Awang alias permalink

    This is what i rode in 1976……in malaysia

  3. Rebecca permalink

    I just came across one. Do you know when these were made?

    Rebecca

    • Can’t say I do Rebecca, didn’t get close enough to look…too excited by it’s gorgeousness.

    • Hi Rebecca, how’s this for follow through? You posted a question about a Raleigh Roamer on Little Bike Blog eight years ago, and we just got the answer from the person who was responsible for their creation Malaysia in the late 1970s.

      Little Bike Blog is not longer an active blog, but I keep it on line and get the occasional comment that I moderate, so thought I’d follow through by letting you know.

  4. Actually Rebecca, was doing a bit of roaming around the blog and noticed a comment that Raleighs are English, often made in Nottingham I think he said. Hope that helps.

    • Wan permalink

      Raleigh setted up few manufacturing and assembly factories across the world. some are still in existence, some are not. this model I suppose is the one of those which are made in outside UK.

  5. Wan permalink

    I have this bike. Its called Raleigh Roamer. It was designed for a lady biker. I don’t know how to post my bike picture here but anyway, it a whole lot of experience. cheers.

  6. William MARTIN permalink

    The Raleigh Roamer, Coaster and Rangler bicycles were designed and made by Raleigh Cycles Malaysia Bhd. around 1977/ 78 and maybe a bit longer. I was Works Director 1975-78 and was responsible for their creation.b

    • Wow. Little bike royalty! Thanks for the info William, and for creating the Roamer. You must be proud that there are still some out and about being loved. LBB

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