Don Walker built Raleigh Replica Track Bike!

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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.

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