Retro Video: How A Raleigh Bicycle Is Made – in 1945

Filmed at the firm’s Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham factories, their resident historian (and HR Manager) Frank Ellis told BikeBiz the bike featured in the film was a “Low Gravity Carrier”, or what’s called a Butcher Bike today.

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uglyyeti
uglyyeti
10 years ago

That was awesome.

EthanM
10 years ago

sure are some neat pedal-cranks. i wish my pedal-cranks looked as good as those pedal-cranks. but seriously, A+ video i love it. Any chance schwinn made one?

Denverbiker
Denverbiker
10 years ago

This is why OSHA was formed. Not to mention child labor laws. Incredible to see the fumes and chemical exposures these people took everyday at work. Great vid. I expected Abbot and Costello to jump out at any moment.

alloycowboy
alloycowboy
10 years ago

Finally, I now understand why the bottom braket is called the bottom braket! It was orginally a lugged bracket!

Collin
10 years ago

Welding without glasses, dipping hands in paints/solvents ect. Wow. But the actual content of the video is great. I’m going to have to sent this my former Materials engineering professor/bike nerd. He’d love this.

Speedy
Speedy
10 years ago

huuhh huhhuh huuhhhhh, he said Spindle Whole!