And now for some vintage bikes. Raleigh is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world, very British, established in 1887 in Raleigh Street, Nottingham. On the short list of bicycles I still want to own are their Twenty folder and the Lady Sport, both of which are thought to be very solid choices for a vintage bike purchase. If you watch "Downton Abbey" or "Call the Midwife", chances are you've seen a character riding a Raleigh. Here are a few nice ones. They can still be found on eBay and other second-hand markets.
At the onset of my bicycle fever a couple of years ago, I quickly found this 1979 Yogoslavian folder on an antiques website and snapped it up. It has one speed only but is great fun to ride, enabling me to feel like a kid again while zipping around the neighborhood. Here it is, kitted out with the vintage box bag from Cycle Chic, and the original basket from my Pashley. I think it's just about the cutest thing ever.