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    Here goes nothing...R20 pics

    As a computer dinosaur, I am attempting to put some pics on flickr, so here goes
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    I give up

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    Once you have the picture uploaded on Flickr, all you have to do is to click on the little icon here that suggests 2 mountains with a yellow background (INSERT IMAGE). A new windows will pop open, asking for the url or the address of the picture you feel like sharing. Paste that information here (that information can be achieved by right clicking on the image, choosing properties and highlighting the full "address" of the image).

    Once highlighted, click simutaneously control+C on your keyboard or right click again and choose COPY).
    Once the address is pasted into the poped windows (to paste, click simutaneously control + V on your keyboard or simply right click on the proper space inside the poped up window and choose PASTE) click OK.


    Once you submit your reply you should have something like this WASP on your message:



    Good Luck. I need to turn my Graduate thesis in 4 hours and I haven't slept yet (8:50am here), so please forgive my grammar if you catch any mistakes,

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    Whoa. Sensational!

    Just one small problem - the gear cable is waiting to get wound up in the back wheel. Brake cable, too.

    I just bought a compressor - I think my R20 is pining for another paint job. I was thinking of black... seems you already picked that colour.

    Maybe deep purple?
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    More info on the paint - what is it, how did you paint the crankset?

    PS How about that BB spindle for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post


    More info on the paint - what is it, how did you paint the crankset?

    PS How about that BB spindle for me?

    Jur,

    The "paint" is actually good old powder coating, the colour is onyx black...frame and crankset. It has a real neat green metallic fleck in it which catches the light at the right angle....sigh.
    BB is still on bike, I've been too busy, (lazy), to change it yet, been riding my wife's R20 and my new Specialized roadie in an attempt to get fitter...just in case we meet up for a R20 ride, so you won't put me to too much shame , but I'll try to do the work soon.

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    Yay! Nice to see The Wasp™ on the forums!

    Oh - the non-folding Twenty frame I recently picked up has holes in it for internal cabling to the rear which was a surprise. Anyone got any clues on how you put new cabling in without a bunch of small elves to go inside and poke it out for you?

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    That 'Wasp' is a beautiful looking twenty, SteveGregor. It's very pretty indeed.


    Funny thing how Raleigh seemed to mostly sell non-folding twenties in the UK and exported lots of the 20 folders abroad and that the British folding versions seem to have ugly chrome mudguards and a crappy set of transfers saying 'stowaway' instead of 'twenty'. I've been combing ebay.co.uk for a really nice example in all green paint like the beauty that someone in the States posted here last week, but the only decent looking ones are non-folding for some reason. I'd want it as near original as possible, so colour and the transfers matter rather more to me.

    I'm looking for one like this which Larryfeltonj was lucky enough to get his hands on ->

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    Yay! Nice to see The Wasp™ on the forums!

    Oh - the non-folding Twenty frame I recently picked up has holes in it for internal cabling to the rear which was a surprise. Anyone got any clues on how you put new cabling in without a bunch of small elves to go inside and poke it out for you?
    Use a rigid wire and fish it, then tape the cable to the wire and pull it thru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Use a rigid wire and fish it, then tape the cable to the wire and pull it thru.
    Sweet - many thanks. Quick no-fuss solutions are like this are just one of the reasons why I love this forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Use a rigid wire and fish it, then tape the cable to the wire and pull it thru.
    Something like the hard drawn copper wire used by radio hams for antennas would be good. You can get it in gauges of about three mm which are VERY stiff and should be perfect for manipulating through the frame.

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    I didn't know they made R20s that didn't fold until now. What is the point of a 20" bike if it doesn't fold? (except for kiddies?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilV View Post


    Funny thing how Raleigh seemed to mostly sell non-folding twenties in the UK and exported lots of the 20 folders abroad and that the British folding versions seem to have ugly chrome mudguards and a crappy set of transfers saying 'stowaway' instead of 'twenty'. I've been combing ebay.co.uk for a really nice example in all green paint like the beauty that someone in the States posted here last week, but the only decent looking ones are non-folding for some reason. I'd want it as near original as possible, so colour and the transfers matter rather more to me.

    I'm looking for one like this which Larryfeltonj was lucky enough to get his hands on ->
    Keep checking this site - http://renaissancecycles.co.uk/ - he's often got nice R20s on sale, and at pretty fair prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyZ View Post
    I didn't know they made R20s that didn't fold until now. What is the point of a 20" bike if it doesn't fold? (except for kiddies?)
    Moulton was selling big in those days, and the Twenty series was introduced to compete. I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyZ View Post
    I didn't know they made R20s that didn't fold until now. What is the point of a 20" bike if it doesn't fold? (except for kiddies?)

    My reasons are plain and simple, I was captivated by the original idea of Alex Moulton :- that a smaller wheel has many advantages over a large wheel ie: nifty handling, stronger, less rolling resistance, faster acceleration and the rest, which I'm sure you already know. The non folding version is a bit lighter and being a single tube is stronger and more responsive and ideal for loaded panniers B&F, which by the way handle better than a full size tourer and give plenty of heel clearance. As I'm not using the Wasp for international travels or train commutes I don't need it to fold, but I could always get some S&S couplings to convert it to break down into a suitcase.
    I own and have owned top end full size roadies, so these non folders are for a bit of fun and, yes, to be different, I decided that I wanted the benefits of a small wheel bike without the need to fold AND the

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    OOPS.......most important.....I'm having a BLAST

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilV View Post
    That 'Wasp' is a beautiful looking twenty, SteveGregor. It's very pretty indeed.


    Funny thing how Raleigh seemed to mostly sell non-folding twenties in the UK and exported lots of the 20 folders abroad and that the British folding versions seem to have ugly chrome mudguards and a crappy set of transfers saying 'stowaway' instead of 'twenty'. I've been combing ebay.co.uk for a really nice example in all green paint like the beauty that someone in the States posted here last week, but the only decent looking ones are non-folding for some reason. I'd want it as near original as possible, so colour and the transfers matter rather more to me.

    I'm looking for one like this which Larryfeltonj was lucky enough to get his hands on ->


    Thanks for the nice comps....just wait until I finish the latest upgrades...will look even better

    PS: Now this twenty you posted is one of the nicest originals I've ever seen, lucky boy that Larry.

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    That is a dashing Raleigh Twenty - nice looking bike. I wanted to add another trick for snaking wire or cable : when negotiating complex cavities and channels, try 'shaking' small beaded chain (the stuff sometimes used for light switch pull cords). This is a trick sometimes employed by riggers and electricians on boat handrails etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt52 View Post
    Keep checking this site - http://renaissancecycles.co.uk/ - he's often got nice R20s on sale, and at pretty fair prices.
    Hi Matt.

    Sorry I missed that post until now. I've saved the link in my favourites.

    There's a guy selling an R20 in good nick in my own city on ebay. Problem is it's a horrible purple / pink colour. I don't think I could live with that. Pity - it looks like new.

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    @ EvilV:
    Pluses of owning a violet bike: No-one will steal it.
    Minuses: Improvised Missiles coming at you from over the Byker wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    @ EvilV:
    Pluses of owning a violet bike: No-one will steal it.
    Minuses: Improvised Missiles coming at you from over the Byker wall
    LOL Last time I rode past there the missiles were half eaten pies!!

    I have ridden past it more than once.

    No man in Newcastle could ride a pink bike. It would be more than one's life was worth - almost like riding a pink bike in Glasgow, where they deal with 'would be' terrorists by knocking them down with their fists.


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    Well, none of my three 20" bikes are pink, but I still get snide remarks, especially from a group of ferals I sometimes see, and being feisty and not overly tall, I can't help myself and yell something back....then start praying I don't get a puncture when it looks like they want to take it further.

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    Some more pics of the latest mods on the Wasp are now on flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevegor View Post
    Some more pics of the latest mods on the Wasp are now on flickr
    They're really inspiring pictures. It's fantastic that you can make such a bike out of an old R20. Style, elegance, and functionality combined. I love it. I'd say that bike is worth money now - probably took a fair bit of cash to make it like that too.
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