Raleigh : Past and Presence of an Iconic Bicycle Brand (Hardcover)

Author: Hadland, Tony

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What the name Schwinn meant to American youths, the name Raleigh meant to the rest of the world, and to connoisseurs of the bicycle even in America. Operating from what was once the world''s biggest industrial plant, in Nottingham, England, Raleigh bicycles were exported world-wide, and raced to victory in competitions and championships.This is the definitive history of the once-great bicycle manufacturer, recounting its founding and growth, as well as its eventually demise into near-oblivion as little more than a badge applied to a generic product.The book is illustrated with 1,000 photographs and other illustrations from the Raleigh company''s rich heritage.

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Publisher Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Mfg Part# 9781892495686
SKU 221182037
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1892495686
Release Date 10/15/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 11.25H x 8.75L x 1T
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Editors Note What the name Schwinn meant to American youths, the name Raleigh meant to the rest of the world, and to connoisseurs of the bicycle even in America. Operating from what was once the world's biggest industrial plant, in Nottingham, England, Raleigh bicycles were exported world-wide, and raced to victory in competitions and championships.This is the definitive history of the once-great bicycle manufacturer, recounting its founding and growth, as well as its eventually demise into near-oblivion as little more than a badge applied to a generic product.The book is illustrated with 1,000 photographs and other illustrations from the Raleigh company's rich heritage.

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