1973 Raleigh Sports 3 Speed
with original leather saddle
I purchased this bike and it's companion ladies bike last year for $120. In the same amount of time, three tanks of gas cost as much. But I don't do it to be 'green' or self righteous or anything like that. I do it because it's fun and the boy likes it. I know there are those of you who say "That's great if you don't have anything to carry.", but know that on the way home after this picture was taken I added two full bags of groceries to my load with no trouble at all.
Plus, I, unlike many people, am not one to carry a houseload of junk around just to take a 2 year old kid to the park for a couple of hours (that's another post).
And besides, an outfit like this:
...is not only perfect for the Autumn weather which has finally arrived(read, no more sweating in a long sleeved shirt at the end of October), but it goes much better with a British commuter bike than it does with a 2003 Honda Civic, don't you think?