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Old 07-18-08, 04:30 AM   #1
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Want 3 speed Mag wheels for your 20?

A pair of Raleigh Vektars on UK ebay for 150.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RALEIGH-VEKTAR...3286.m14.l1318
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You 'gotta love the Raleigh Vektar - The Delorean of bikes lol!
[I didn't know they had an SA three speed in the back]

10 points to anyone that can repurpose all the electronic gizmos and do a neat retrofit onto a Twenty!
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Old 07-27-08, 05:50 AM   #3
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Goshdarnit! This one went for 36! It ended 11 this morning - thought it was 11 tonight.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=020

In other news, check out the shifters! I want one

http://www.sturmey-archerheritage.com/detail.php?id=149

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Old 07-27-08, 06:08 AM   #4
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had 2 of them, at the same time

got one at an auction for 8
then got another in a part exchange for a mountain bike.

they were good bikes.
but sold them to a collector from near aberdeen.
I got 20 each for them and my 2 RSWs.

Theres a man on the Raleigh Grifter forum thats keen on them.

The Mark2 Vektar had single speed
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Old 07-28-08, 02:43 AM   #5
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That's worth knowing. I'm definitely on the lookout for one, purely for the wheels, and it would be devastating to end up with a SS.
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Mad totally mad lol!

How big is your garage SB?
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Fairly big, but stuffed with bikes. I'll have to make some decisions at some point. The more projects I complete, the more of a worry it is that the bikes at the back can't be easily got out. Whilst they're "one day" projects, it doesn't matter, but once they become riders, I wanna ride them.

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You will need a warehouse soon lol!
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Notice there are no folders at all in that garage! I kept my R20 and the two cheapie folders I bought in Spain in my shed. Then they got stolen. Now there are approximately the same number of full size bikes in there (different ones, though), plus a Raleigh 20, a Downtube Mini and a Downtube IXFS. I hate to be bored.....
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Lol!

So many bikes so little time..........
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hey the silver anniversary chopper ....SE model
has cast mag wheels on a 3 speed hub

Might have difficulty getting one at all
and will be expensive
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I think that it's about time we set up a sticky 'Pics of your shed/basement/garage' thread to see the full horror of everyone's bikecaves...
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I'd never kill a silver jubilee chopper fot its wheels, it's a thing of beauty. A Vektar, on the other hand, is an abomination.....
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Look at this thing. You couldn't dismantle that, could you? And you'd never find a matching 20" front wheel even if you did.....


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just make a cardboard cut out of a back wheel.
So it looks the same sitting on the mantlepeice.
No ones likely to ride an SE much.

So you could use the wheel on a more deserving bike
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