Bryan talks about his British-by-the-way-of-Slovenia Record three-speed. I particularly like this quote:
“In this modern world of super lightweight carbon fibre racing bikes, some people reading this might question why I bothered wasting time on a bike that’s heavy and not worth much, or why I chose to ride it as much as I did. I would say that it’s practical, durable, comfortable, and does exactly what it says on the tin.”
About twelve years ago I purchased a basic early 1980s Gents three speed roadster. It is badged as a Record of Surrey although certain features of the frame always made me think it was Continental rather than British. Such bikes were common once, indeed I also had a step-through version of it at one point which I sold to a friend who had need of a bike to lock at train and bus stations without the need to worry too much about it’s fate. I had assumed these were Dutch or German. Research by my friend who has much better language skills than me revealed the most likely origin was the Rog Turist which originated in Slovenia. They are nothing special in many ways, being functional and like most bikes of this type, strong, simple, durable but pretty heavy.
I had bought it as a…
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