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    Viscount viscount's Avatar
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    The coolest 1975 BSA/Raleigh 20 is here....Pics galore.

    Look.

    1975, dyno hub and good paint.

    Chrome you could use to shave in.
    Dirty white-walls, but it was a rainy day.

    Hub date. What were you doing in August 1975?

    Carrier that holds 2x12 packs.
    Or lots of shopping.

    Time warp or what?

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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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    Teh biek is lully!

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    You care to translate that?
    Is it cool or what?
    I just know it is anyway.
    So I want to hear some reactions....
    From people who know.

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    BTW it does fold.

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    You just need a hack saw.
    And imagination.

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    Translation:
    'The bike is lovely'

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    I agree... very nice. Ship it to me... you know you want to.

    --sam

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    God that thing just bleeds Class ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by viscount View Post
    You just need a hack saw.
    And imagination.
    you wont gonna touch that lady, will you

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    Translation:
    'The bike is lovely'
    It's just dawned on me that I came across some of your machines on the web a good while ago and that was one of the reasons I got the urge to experiment with a 20!
    This BSA was bought for that reason but when I saw it in the metal I just couldn't do it!
    So I'm still looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnatash View Post
    you wont gonna touch that lady, will you
    You know I won't really do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by viscount View Post
    It's just dawned on me that I came across some of your machines on the web a good while ago and that was one of the reasons I got the urge to experiment with a 20!
    This BSA was bought for that reason but when I saw it in the metal I just couldn't do it!
    So I'm still looking

    Well it's good to hear that the happily restored/modded twenties are inspiring the saviour of more!
    Can't believe the deal you got on that one. A true timewarp like you say.

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    Viscount,

    Please leave this BSA 20 as is, there are other non-folding junker 20s around to play with, this one is too good to mod up.

    Stevegor,
    Owner of the WASP.

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    Raleigh Twenty connoisseurs agree, this is as nice as a Raleigh Twenty gets!

    Viscount, you have some amazing bicycles; how do you store them all? The other day I saw a photo of a house where there was a glass wall between the garage and the living room, so the owner didn't have to get out of his chair to gaze lovingly at his car. I guess it was a compromise with his wife, who wouldn't let him park it in the living room....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevegor View Post
    Viscount,

    Please leave this BSA 20 as is, there are other non-folding junker 20s around to play with, this one is too good to mod up.

    Stevegor,
    Owner of the WASP.
    I'm sure you know I am not going to touch this one
    One of those happy chances to find it.
    Serendipity!
    Just got to find an owner for it who appreciates it.
    Meanwhile I will use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Raleigh Twenty connoisseurs agree, this is as nice as a Raleigh Twenty gets!

    Viscount, you have some amazing bicycles; how do you store them all? .
    In my bedroom mostly
    I ain't kidding, I moved into my 'tiny, efficient retirement flat' June 2007 and regretted it immediately.
    2 bikes are OK, but 12 and various frames, wheels etc. just don't work.
    I got no workshop, nothing, just my living space. And it's on the first floor, up one flight of steps....
    Which I share with lots of bikes but no females (at least not permanently).
    Crazy but it's fun, + and I enjoy every minute!!
    Pic here:

    Front is a 1939/45 Royal Enfield.
    Next a 1947 Thanet Silverthan.
    Next the red one is a Dawes Realmrider,
    and behind that is a 1947 Holdsworth La Quelda etc.
    Two more on the bed to the left.
    Viscount and a Mercian....
    Crazy or what?

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    .....and my wife complains about "ALL THE BIKES" in our 40' x 15' shed!!

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