How to Build a Bike in Postwar Britain

By Andrew Tarantola on at

As Europe rebuilt itself after WWII, the Raleigh Bicycle Company's popularity exploded—in large part because their bikes were faster, stronger, and lighter than anything else on the market. Heck, by 1946, Raleigh and other English bicycle makers were responsible for 95 percent of the bikes on American roadways. This short film explains how Raleighs were designed and built. [Vimeo via Kottke]