We’ve just finished restoring an authentic Raleigh Bomber bicycle in our Coastal Cycles Workshop. The Bomber was one of Raleigh’s 1980’s models standing alongside the Raleigh Chopper, Grifter and Chipper.
Described by Raleigh as follows:
Possibly the meanest machine on the street, custom built for cruising, the bike’s curved frame and giant 26″ x 2.5″ wheels are nothing short of impressive. With either the single speed or three speed version, those mammoth wheels really help you motor. Tough as they come, the Bomber’s foam sprung saddle and wide rise bars with foam rubber grips still offer complete comfort…
Our Restored Bomber even features the original lights, which were purchased by the bike’s one owner as an additional accessory on the day the bike was first bought. We believe this to be in 1983 – so our Bomber is 30 year’s old.
Our Raleigh Bomber on Littlehampton’s East Beach. The Bomber was designed by Raliegh as a Cruiser and it’s certainly offers a really comfortable ride. With the original 3 speed Sturmey Archer gears, it’s quite a capable machine.
The original Speedometer, which worked by fitting a large wheel similar to a dynamo wheel against the front tyre wall.
Above you can see the wheel which provides the speedometer readings. Notice the reflectors built into the side of the handlebar grips. A cool and innovative feature of the day.
Our Bomber even has it’s original tyres and side stand.
The Bomber forms part of our private collection of bicycles and is not currently For Sale. If you have a retro bike you’re thinking of selling, please contact us. We’re particularly keen to find a Raleigh Record Road Bike circa 1984.