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Started this discussion. Last reply by notoriousDUG May 14, 2012.

Here we go again, bike-haters in the Chicago Tribune's letters ...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Poore Aug 11, 2011.

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Alan Lloyd replied to Steve Mac's discussion spring saddles.
"I have the Flyer on my Trek MTB, love it!"
May 20
Alan Lloyd commented on globalguy's group British Bicycles of Chicago
"Lake Pepin: me, Garth, Owen & Angela and Owen's & Angela's neighbour Keith and his friend John ..."
May 10
Alan Lloyd commented on Brett Ratner's page Book Review - Robert Penn, It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
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Jan 14
Alan Lloyd commented on globalguy's group British Bicycles of Chicago
"6TH ANNUAL RIPLEY ROAD TO LONDON & CAMBRIDGE In & around Lake Mills, Wisconsin on Sunday October 4th."
Sep 24, 2015
Alan Lloyd is attending Wrongway Pete's event

6TH ANNUAL RIPLEY ROAD TO LONDON & CAMBRIDGE (Wis.) at Glacial Drumlin Western Section HQ, Lake Mills, WI

October 4, 2015 from 10am to 3pm
Come ramble awheel in tweedy British style to London and Cambridge via the famous Ripley Road!Bring your trusty British or other vintage steed and join us for coffee, tea, fresh-baked scones, and a rousing rendition of "God Save the Queen" before we take to the Glacial Drumlin Trail and thence the country lanes…See More
Sep 24, 2015
Alan Lloyd commented on Brett Ratner's page How to Explain Your Bike(s) to Non-Cyclists
"N+1 is the number of bikes that you want when N is the number of bikes that you already have. Or S-1 is the number it is safe to possess when your partner will leave you if you owned S bikes. But what if S=N+1 ..."
Sep 11, 2015
Alan Lloyd left a comment for Ian Gardner
"My Flickr album for the Raleigh Lancer"
Aug 26, 2015
Alan Lloyd left a comment for Ian Gardner
Aug 26, 2015

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cruiser, Fixed Gear, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting

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At 9:22am on August 26, 2015, Ian Gardner said…
Thanks for the replies Alan, and your right about the BSA version...not sure if raleigh owned the BSA brand at the time ?... I read somewhere online that there is a nice example in the national cycle museum here (actually in Wales)
And contacted them to confirm/ask for pics ... They have kindly done this and if you let me have an email address I will forward to's a lovely deep yellow colour and I seem to remember it originally being sold as having 'a Sky Blue Highlights'...
All best
At 10:35am on August 22, 2015, Ian Gardner said…
Hello, ... I found a picture of your raleigh lancer on the net and thought I would contact you as I have one too......I think they are pretty rare machines .
Mine is red... 1961 ( according to hub date on the SA AW 3speed, and also original consignment ticket to a shop in Derby uk )...
I think mine is a British market model as it has painted 'nosed' mudguards instead of chrome plated like the US ones I see, and no front rack.
I haven't come across another like it , and raleigh archives dept. had no info at all ...
I am fixing it up to do the Eroica Britannia on Nxt year, and would bet it's the only lance...( although I hope I'd lose that bet!)
I was told a while ago that they were a copy of the shwinn corvette ?

Hope your smart black bike is still going strong.
Kind regards-Ian Gardner
At 1:17am on June 10, 2014, Debbie Mossburg said…

Hi Alan, Thank you!  sometime back you helped me get in touch with Cigdem Tunar in regards to her penny Farth.  I would like to extend to you and your assistance in spreading the word in regards to our Tweed Ride on October 18th...We have 16 children with Cancer that make up our Jr. Board that are really wanting to have a tweed ride.  Our normal rides have between 75-300 people...It is really important to make this event a success due to the one lil boy that really wanted to have one...lost his fight with Cancer last week.  Again please help spread the word!

At 10:54am on August 21, 2009, avi said…
have been away for a bit, but will be at the loading party on Sept 5--thanks for all!!
At 6:20pm on April 9, 2009, Chicago Ride of Silence said…
Thank you Alan for working on the arm bands! It's wonderful to use old tubes for such a great cause!
At 3:57pm on February 11, 2009, Mike Fiasco said…
"Everyone else is doing it so why shouldn't we?" Well if everyone else is doing it, I usually do it ten years too late.

Not this, though!
At 1:18pm on January 13, 2009, olloyd1 said…
Good choice, perhaps next year we can get a sunny view . . .
At 12:44pm on January 13, 2009, olloyd1 said…
Come on, put up a photo. perhaps one of Roland


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