"it's not a new bike and it hardly compares with Alan's Raleigh Lenton"
Raleigh Lenton c1955
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The Raleigh Lenton was named after the area in Nottingham where the bike was made. The bike was every schoolboy's dream in the mid-1950s for its high standard of design, quality and finish, and because of its endorsement by Reg Harris, Britain's great cycle champion of the era (Follow my example and ride a Lenton.) The model was in production from 1949 to 1963.

 

 

 

Raleigh Catalogue 1955
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Raleight Bike ad 1955
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Raleigh Catalogue 2 1955
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