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Raleigh DL-1 Lady Tourist (Velouria) used as: an errand bike to keep in my studio specs: 22" frame; 28" wheels; Sturmey Archer S3C hub with coaster brake; rod brakes year: 1973
The simplicity of this is outstanding: single speed and coaster brakes. Clean lines. I love it. S
Vintage bike. love the straight rod brakes
The Bike Shed: Short Guide to Bicycle Rod Brakes
My next bike will probably look a lot like this, but with a few more rack elements.
Raleigh Bikes Poster - good advice :)
stirrup brakes - beautiful vintage detail.
Frances diffusible tourist by J.Muir from Santa Cruz, via Flickr
Wow-maybe someday when I need a faster bike....vintage raleigh frame, custom build
Ace of Clubs Front 10 December 2011 by Sly Red, Chicago, via Flickr
Orco Cicli custom bicycle with rod brakes
National Geographic 1973 - Bike boom by g531- bike tourists & their loaded bikes