My "new" Raleigh Twenty



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Lenny Taylor

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I felt a need to brag about the Raleigh Twenty I just purchased. It's going to need a lot of tender
loving care to get into shape, but it is all original and is all there. It looks like it sat in
someone's garage for the past thirty years without being ridden. I rode a Raleigh RSW Compact when I
was in High School (34 years ago!!) and have nothing but fond memories of
it. So when this became available on eBay at a reasonable price, I jumped on it.

I'm debating on putting it to original, or updating it with a Shimano 7-speed hub. I definitely need
to update it to aluminum wheels with better brakes. It's a charming little beast though.

Forgive my giddiness. It's a nice break from the thoughts of war. (My nephew is serving in the US
Marines, currently in Iraq moving north.) For those of you in the group in the UK, you can't begin
to imagine the good will that your Prime Minister has garnered for England. France on the other hand
can go it alone the next time they need some help. **** on em!
 
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Trealaw Boy

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I managed to pick one up for GBP10 a while back for a project and have two Dawes Kingpins too.

I expect you've checked our Sheldon Brown's Raleigh Twenty page at
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh-twenty.html

but Guy Bouchard at http://www.cybertechs.qc.ca/prs/jgbouchar/twenty.htm

is worth a look too. There are others of course such as Roy Bird at
http://www.hpv.on.ca/hpvso/myhpvrb.htm

It seems that the US and Canada are big fans of converting these old bikes into modern commuters.
Reesycle at http://mysite.freeserve.com/longbowman/Reesycle_Home.html offers a British alternative.

Good luck with project.

Trealaw Boy.

PS: Don't agree with you view of the War I'm afraid!

Lenny Taylor wrote:

> I felt a need to brag about the Raleigh Twenty I just purchased. It's going to need a lot of
> tender loving care to get into shape, but it is all original and is all there. It looks like it
> sat in someone's garage for the past thirty years without being ridden. I rode a Raleigh RSW
> Compact when I was in High School (34 years ago!!) and have nothing but fond memories of
> it. So when this became available on eBay at a reasonable price, I jumped on it.
>
> I'm debating on putting it to original, or updating it with a Shimano 7-speed hub. I definitely
> need to update it to aluminum wheels with better brakes. It's a charming little beast though.
>
> Forgive my giddiness. It's a nice break from the thoughts of war. (My nephew is serving in the US
> Marines, currently in Iraq moving north.) For those of you in the group in the UK, you can't begin
> to imagine the good will that your Prime Minister has garnered for England. France on the other
> hand can go it alone the next time they need some help. **** on em!

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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> I managed to pick one up for
GBP10 a while back for a project and have two Dawes Kingpins too.
<p>I expect you've checked our Sheldon Brown's Raleigh Twenty page at <a href="http://www.sheldonbr-
own.com/raleigh-twenty.html">http://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh-twenty.html</a><a
href="http://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh-twenty.html"></a>
<q>but Guy Bouchard at <a href="http://www.cybertechs.qc.ca/prs/jgbouchar/twenty.htm">http://www.cy-
bertechs.qc.ca/prs/jgbouchar/twenty.htm</a>
<r>is worth a look too. There are others of course such as Roy Bird at <a
href="http://www.hpv.on.ca/hpvso/myhpvrb.htm">http://www.hpv.on.ca/hpvso/myhpvrb.htm</a>
<s>It seems that the US and Canada are big fans of converting these old bikes into modern
commuters. Reesycle at <a href="http://mysite.freeserve.com/longbowman/Reesycle_Home-
.html">http://mysite.freeserve.com/longbowman/Reesycle_Home.html</a> offers a British
alternative.
<t>Good luck with project.
<u>Trealaw Boy.
<v>PS: Don't agree with you view of the War I'm afraid!
<w>Lenny Taylor wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>I felt a need to brag about the Raleigh Twenty I just
purchased. It's going <br>to need a lot of tender loving care to get into shape, but it is
all <br>original and is all there. It looks like it sat in someone's garage for the
<br>past thirty years without being ridden. I rode a Raleigh RSW Compact when I <br>was in
High School (34 years ago!!) and have nothing but fond memories of <br>it. So when this
became available on eBay at a reasonable price, I jumped <br>on it.
<x>I'm debating on putting it to original, or updating it with a Shimano <br>7-speed hub. I
definitely need to update it to aluminum wheels with better <br>brakes. It's a charming
little beast though.
<y>Forgive my giddiness. It's a nice break from the thoughts of war. (My <br>nephew is
serving in the US Marines, currently in Iraq moving north.) For <br>those of you in the group in
the UK, you can't begin to imagine the good <br>will that your Prime Minister has garnered for
England. France on the other <br>hand can go it alone the next time they need some
help. **** on em!</blockquote> </html>

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