Royal arrival

Last weekend saw the arrival of a nice original Raleigh Royal .

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Over the years I have seen a few of these go through my hands . And I think it is fair to say that this one is the tidiest one so far.

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They are almost as iconic as a Dawes Galaxy as a touring bike .  With the advantage of not being so expensive to buy .

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With the classy box lining detail and Reynolds 531 tubing it all adds up to a nice bike that performs very well.

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Raleigh branded mechanisms front and rear mated to Suntour power shifters allows for nice easy gear changes once you remember that the front one works in the opposite direction .

 

All in all another great British built bike from a bygone era. IMG_20190323_074922_791

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New jacket Time again

Well this week has seen the arrival of my latest new jacket , after trying products from Altura , Endura and Polarias i decide this time to go for a Proviz .

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Why Proviz i hear you all shout , the main reason is i am fed up of watching the reflective panels slowly and surely peel off my last 3 or 4 jackets .

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So when i asked Proviz i was told that they an integral part of the jacket not just an added extra and can’t peel off .

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I am really impressed by the Nightrider 2 and how reflective it is . I am intending to use it on this weekend rides .

 

If you are in the market for a new jacket then look no further https://proviz.mention-me.com/m/ol/mu9ve-martin-biggs