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    I believe my bike is a 1960's Raleigh, but don't know the model. If you have any information at all please reply.


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    That's sooo cool, i'd say 70's. Makes me think of Hotwheels toy cars.
    A mirror would be very sweet. Rectangular.

    Keep the chain guard, that bike requires you to wear flared trousers. Mullet, moustache, vinyl sportjacket, Mirrored CHP wireframe sunglasses. REAL 14K gold zodiac pendant or sharks tooth.
    Urban hipster.

    I would re upholster the seat if needed, exotic deep blue vinyl with gold fleck.
    Practice riding slow, smile at the ladies.

    Yes I am kinda serious..

    Clean the chrome and dress cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    That's sooo cool, i'd say 70's. Makes me think of Hotwheels toy cars.
    A mirror would be very sweet. Rectangular.

    Keep the chain guard, that bike requires you to wear flared trousers. Mullet, moustache, vinyl sportjacket, Mirrored CHP wireframe sunglasses. REAL 14K gold zodiac pendant or sharks tooth.
    Urban hipster.

    I would re upholster the seat if needed, exotic deep blue vinyl with gold fleck.
    Practice riding slow, smile at the ladies.

    Yes I am kinda serious..

    Clean the chrome and dress cool.

    jef.
    Cheers jef! That's really cheered me up- I thought I'd get lots of replies telling me how rubbish it is.

    Andy

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    Is it a folder? It looks like some of the folding commuter designs I've seen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    Is it a folder? It looks like some of the folding commuter designs I've seen...
    Nope- doesn't fold

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    It's way cool! That little bike needs to go on a ZooBomb!!!

    Big Hill + Little Bikes + Light Rail = MAXimum Bike FUN!!!

    http://www.zoobomb.org/

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    Like you know, kids, bike freaks custom old bikes like these for weekend showoff rides. Summer boardwalk fun. Ever seen a 3 speed toptube stick-shift kids bike? Banana seats, super high back rests.
    I'm jealous really. I want one.

    I'm not suggesting Ebay, but...desirable to some, for sure.
    http://bikerodnkustom.homestead.com/ go through links ect. Lottsa ideas out there.
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    Thrift stores and garage sales are the way to go...but the time this stuff gets to ebay it's usually out of my price range...

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    Looks like a Raleigh Twenty.
    You'll find a 2-digit date code on the rear hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldroads
    Looks like a Raleigh Twenty.
    You'll find a 2-digit date code on the rear hub.

    Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc.
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    It's not a raleigh 20 and I can't see a date code on the hub.

    Thanks anyway,

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    It look very much like old Russian bike. I belive model called something like "Дешевый тяжелый велосипед"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magna Man
    It look very much like old Russian bike. I belive model called something like "Дешевый тяжелый велосипед"
    I don't think it is because it says 'Raleigh' and 'Nottingham, England' on the front.

    Cheers anyway,

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    Well, gonna sit around wondering what model it is? Looks like you have more important things to do.

    Steel wool-course then fine and polish then clearcoat enamel paint for chrome\steel.
    Works for spokes,rim ect and can prolong life.
    I'd strip the bike and regrease hubs, inspect for squared bearings if any moving frame integral components that grind or click.
    Remove and replace all those rusty bolts-

    Don't even ride it with a chain like that, it'll grind off what remains of the teeth you have. If that was a geared bike with the chain through the rear triangle-I wouldn't look for the master link, I'd use bolt cutters.

    Jef.

    P.s. Keep or get a new kickstand. Few bikes look good with them- yours does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Andy B
    It's not a raleigh 20 and I can't see a date code on the hub.
    You sure? As I understand, there was a Twenty that was NOT a folder. Hmm, maybe the hub is a replacement...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madpogue
    You sure? As I understand, there was a Twenty that was NOT a folder. Hmm, maybe the hub is a replacement...
    Everywhere I've looked on the web it says it's a folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Andy B
    Everywhere I've looked on the web it says it's a folder.
    Hi
    The bike in question is called a Raleigh Commando
    I have one sat in my shed with a 1976 hub date(S/A)
    Mine is black as well but they also came in orange and a very cool camoflage paint job
    I think the frame design is taken from a non-folding raleigh twenty. I believe they are becoming more sought after as the Raleigh Chopper prices are going through the roof!
    Renovate or ride its your call

    Leigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh
    Hi
    The bike in question is called a Raleigh Commando
    I have one sat in my shed with a 1976 hub date(S/A)
    Mine is black as well but they also came in orange and a very cool camoflage paint job
    I think the frame design is taken from a non-folding raleigh twenty. I believe they are becoming more sought after as the Raleigh Chopper prices are going through the roof!
    Renovate or ride its your call

    Leigh
    Cheers! That's really helped me.

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    im on a rolll
    sorry im singin anyway cool bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    Thrift stores and garage sales are the way to go...but the time this stuff gets to ebay it's usually out of my price range...

    you just gotta look out i got my muscle bike for $22.50 on eBay, you just have to be willing to put a elbow grease into it
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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    pretty cool bike

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