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    Looking for Raleigh Folder pump. Anyone has advice?

    Hi!

    I recently bought a 1973 green Raleigh Folder. It seems like it is the same as the Twenty, just without the word "Twenty" on it. I am looking for the chrome/silver pump that attaches to it in the back. I am new to this forum and to bikes in general I would say! So if you have any advice of where I could find that particular pump, or know anyone who may have one to sell please let me know! thanks so much! : )

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    I bought a cheap normal length SKS pump in the old style; these are available in black or silver. The look the same... but are too long. So I just shortened it so it fits on the frame. I also painted mine so the color matches the frame.
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    jur=obsessive.

    My Twenty sits in the shed, waiting for me to get motivated.

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    Re: Raleigh Folder Pump

    "are too long. So I just shortened it so it fits on the frame. I also painted mine so the color matches the frame."

    Sounds like a possible solution to me! However, I have a question or 2....... Does the pump still function after being shortened, and would you considered telling us what was involved in shortening the SKS Pump! The retro look pumps that I have seen in the catalog will have to be shortened 4 to 6 inches to fit properly on my Twenty!

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    The pump still works, but I can only squeeze 30 psi out of it. Not due to shortening it, I think, merely the pressure advantage is not great enough, I need more strength.

    Shortening it was not that simple. The handle stem was easy; I merely pulled very hard on the handle and the handle came off the stem. I hacksawed the bit off the stem and pushed the handle back on. The barrel was difficult due to the end plug being glued in the barrel. I sawed the end plug part of the barrel off and got rid of the barrel remnant on a lathe. Then glued the plug back into the shortened barrel.

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    Here are some piccies:
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    The pump looks like the cheap pumps I see in dollar stores.
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    Re: Frame Pump for Raleigh Twenty

    Well, I don't have a lathe nor access to one, but perhaps one could make do with a tubing cutter! The rest sounds do-able with normal tools! Well, assuming the pump I acquire is similar enough to the one you modified!

    Thanks for the info and the pictures. You did a good job! Oh, And you're not obsessive, you are detail orientated! All of us guys on here can appreciate that!

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    Jur is obsessive. In a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geo8rge
    The pump looks like the cheap pumps I see in dollar stores.
    Nail on the head. If you wreck it or it gets nicked, no big loss.
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