Goodbye, Robin Hood Path Racer

Urban Adventure League

From the final ride, 8 July 2021. Minolta Freedom Tele/Kodak Ultramax 400

My Robin Hood path racer came into being on a whim. In 2016 I was given a couple old Raleigh three speeds plus a bare Robin Hood frame. I managed to move the two bikes, but the Robin Hood frame sat for a year since I didn’t know what to do with it. Finally I decided to build it up for myself and make in the style of a path racer–a mid-century British creation of stripped down raciness. I had done that to a Rudge a half-decade earlier. I loved the Rudge, but it was too small so it didn’t see the use it should have. Over fall and winter of 2017-8 Steve M and myself built up the Robin Hood with gathered parts and then I had a fun and sporty machine.

I rode the Robin Hood…

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