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Raleigh Commando

Raleigh Commando

A not quite 'so cool' precursor to the Grifter - mine was in orange and, If I remember rightly, was bloomin heavy! The Raleigh Commandos had chunky tyres and a saddle not disimilar to the Chopper. Great bike that stood a hell of a bashing. A line of red ribbon from a pillow case tied to the end of my bed on Christmas morning circa 1979 led me to this beauty, but I was not allowed to ride it until Boxing Day!


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Raleigh Commando Last post by battyrat
22 October 2011

Do You Remember Raleigh Commando?

Do You Remember Raleigh Commando?

  • Anonymous user
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    We have a brand new one in black. The only thing that is not original is the front tire. Does anyone have any idea what it is worth?
  • Anonymous user
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    Me and my brother both got these one Xmas - Black with orange writng, a ton weight with the saddle that looked like a King Rib that was seriously uncomfy....I seem to remember they were virtually indestructable though.
  • Anonymous user
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    Nah there was a purple one, which I had, that my big brothers salvaged from the tip! My mum brought us up alone so we didn't have the luxury of bikes for Christmas-you lucky people! Oh I loved that bike! We went everywhere! I remember it looking far more beautiful than the picure, mind!And I do remember having ass ache from that ruddy hard saddle!
  • Anonymous user
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    i had a black on , got it for christmas two of my mates had them to , one was a pastle pink ?
  • Anonymous user
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    There was also the black one with orange writing on it , 38 and got two
  • Anonymous user
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    This bike was normally orange or yellow but there was a really smart como one. The bike was a bit smaller than a griffter and I think incorporated all the bits raleigh had left over from various failed projects.