My first bike, 1982 Raleigh Burner.

Do you remember your first bike? It may be thirty five years ago but I’ll never forget mine. Father Christmas left me a BMX. Not just any BMX, a red and yellow 1982 MK1.2 Raleigh Burner BMX. The MK1.2 version was also known as the Model B. It had the metal wheels, plastic pedals and two tone rubber grips. It was my pride and joy for many years. I wanted a Raleigh Grifter after the Burner but I sadly ended up with a Raleigh Strika instead. The Raleigh Strika were built like tanks but were awful things to ride. They had a bizarre almost Harley Davidson like uncomfortable seating position. The seat was huge and the front of the bike had this bizarre imitation suspension system. Do you remember your first bike and all the bikes you had as a child? If so let me know by commenting below…

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