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Both of these steel Raleigh bikes are made largely from made-in-the-USA parts at Walker’s one-man shop in Kentucky. The tubing for the Cheetah is Vari-Wall (Cincinnati), castings are made by Henry James (Portland, Ore.), and additional components are from Phil Wood (San Jose, Calif.), Velocity Rims (Michigan), and Cane Creek (Fletcher, N.C.). Raleigh Bicycles chose to work with Walker on this project in part because of Walker’s lasting friendship with Vails. The two met at the 1983 Track Nationals on the warm-up track before Walker’s event.
We started taking our jerseys off in the summer on hot days and found that all the snacks, phones, tools and wallets had nowhere to go. Walton cut up an old leg warmer one day and stitched a pocket to his bib shorts, and immediately they became his go-to bibs. Heading out on a ride wearing only a base layer or just a loose t-shirt was so freeing, that we began to develop a product with Endo Customs in LA based on Walton’s customized racing bib shorts.
They’re also doing a Royal Blue Cargo Bib!
I personally think this bib will forever change the cycling apparel game. I know Giro tried this once and it didn’t really take off, but I also believe the Giro New Road stuff was just about two years too early. People just weren’t ready! I just wanna rock these with pearl snap button ups all summer!
Great work guys!!!
Koichi holding 3Rensho Street-Keirin Training bike. This frame are made for kerin racer’s road training. Same geometry as their NJS bike but equipped with front/rear brake for safety. And police repellent (Japanese police are go after no brake bikes) Don’t forget rear reflector and bell (makes police man happy) Photo are taken 38 years ago.
Image and text from…HERE!