Raleigh bicycle posters – As Raleigh Cycle is sold to Dutch rival Accell for £62m, historian Carlton Reid - author of free e-book roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com - takes a look at posters produced by the British institution over the years. He says Raleigh's strapline - "the all steel bicycle" - was introduced in the 1890s and used for decades.

In pictures: Raleigh bicycle posters

Raleigh bicycle posters – As Raleigh Cycle is sold to Dutch rival Accell for £62m, historian Carlton Reid - author of free e-book roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com - takes a look at posters produced by the British institution over the years. He says Raleigh's strapline - "the all steel bicycle" - was introduced in the 1890s and used for decades.

Raleigh headbadge - had a few Raleigh bikes but the best was the Team Replica with Campag Record gruppo

Raleigh headbadge - had a few Raleigh bikes but the best was the Team Replica with Campag Record gruppo

Vintage Ad: Alan Oakley & Ogle Design, Raleigh Chopper Mark II, 1972-82. Raleigh Bicycle Company, Nottingham, England.

Vintage Ad: Alan Oakley & Ogle Design, Raleigh Chopper Mark II, 1972-82. Raleigh Bicycle Company, Nottingham, England.

Model on a Raleigh Chopper

Designed on an envelope, inspired by a movie about drug-taking hippies... the bicycle that defined a generation

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This Raleigh Chopper ad from 1970 caused an era of Parents to buy them for their chopper mad children to race around the cul-de-sacs and avenues of Great Britain and beyond. With several colours to choose from there was a chopper to suit every childs taste. So retro, so cool and if you had one and your friends didn't. rest assured, they envied you. A real classic.

This Raleigh Chopper ad from 1970 caused an era of Parents to buy them for their chopper mad children to race around the cul-de-sacs and avenues of Great Britain and beyond. With several colours to choose from there was a chopper to suit every childs taste. So retro, so cool and if you had one and your friends didn't. rest assured, they envied you. A real classic.

Raleigh chopper, with the eyewateringly, painful gearbox, should you fall onto the cross bar.

Raleigh chopper, with the eyewateringly, painful gearbox, should you fall onto the cross bar.

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