It’s been over two years since I last had my grubby mitts on a Bomber, Raleigh’s iconic cruiser bike from the early 1980s.  Men (and some women… maybe) of a certain age get pretty misty-eyed about these bikes and, despite being slow, heavy and crudely made, it’s really not hard to see why when you see one in the metal.  Here’s Mike’s from 2013 after several weeks of work by yours truly…

Fast forward to 2015 and I’m delighted – after several weeks of conversations about custom specifications, budgets and deadlines – to be finally getting to grips with Rab’s Mk.1 Bomber for a full restoration.  Here’s a few ‘before’ and ‘during’ photos to get the ball rolling…

See the finished bike