The Raleigh Bomber has now been sold and now in the hands of a new owner.
I’ve somewhat reluctantly decided to put my Raleigh Bomber up for sale. This is an authentic Bomber, which hasn’t been fiddled with or added to and even comes with the original tyres, milometer, saddle and handlebars and lights.
It’s one of a number of vintage, collectable bicycles that I’ve collected over the years and this Raleigh Bomber really is in excellent condition.
It will be on display in my shop window, at the Dutch Bike Shop, Littlehampton. We’re located in Pier Road, beside the Army Cadet building and the Gravy Boat.
As this is my own personal bicycle, this will be sold as seen and is not sold with any shop warranties/guarantees. However, I can assure any potential or interested buyer, that it really is in exceptional condition.
I’m not selling this wonderful bicycle as a clearance bargain, or am otherwise desperate to sell it. So, please do bear this mind if you’re interested in buying it. I can confidently say that this is most definitely one of the finest authentic examples of this iconic bicycle around. It really hasn’t been ridden and has only ever had two owners – the original owner and myself.
£350 – or very nearest offer.
I’ve previously written about this lovely bike on my Littlehampton blog here at Pier Road and you can read the article below.
Raleigh Bomber restoration story
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.
If you’re interested in buying this, please either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in and see it and me and Dutch Bike Shop/Coastal Cycles, 46A, Pier Road, Littlehampton.
If you’re travelling a distance to see it, please telephone the shop on 01903 730089 to make sure I still have it.
Price: £350 ovno
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