Check out the cool banner (click for full size) over at RecycledLovelies.com, featuring this vintage Raleigh circa-1950’s English woman’s bike. (A search on Flickr brings up a lot of Roadster models with the same components.) The bike on the site has the old lever/rod system as opposed to cables to engage the brakes, and the brake pads pull up into the rims as opposed to pushing in from the sides. There’s a Sturmey-Archer internal 3 speed hub on the rear, vintage leather bag under the seat, and bright red reflector on the back fender. Very cool old vintage bike. Here’s another shot from an article on recycled t-shirts inside the blog.