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    If You Fancy Classic English Bicycles, How About a Tweed Ride?

    fileAs the unabashed lover of the classic English 3-speed, I often wonder: What could be better than cruising along city streets, enjoying the Cadillac-like glide of steel, the comfortable sprung seat and simple but effective 3 gears of my Raleigh? Well, riding it in the company of other 3-speed enthusiasts, all dressed in tweed, of course! Thus, the modern "tweed ride" was born. Before we delve into the rides though, a brief history of classic English steel bikes is in order. Back in the mid-1800s ...

    Posted by geargirl on February 22, 2012 5:08 PM & Tagged Cycling, English steel bikes, fixies and tweed ride | permalink | Comments

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