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Old 09-12-08, 07:47 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-12-08, 12:28 PM   #2
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Teh biek is lully!
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Old 09-12-08, 03:31 PM   #3
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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.

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God that thing just bleeds Class ...
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Old 09-13-08, 02:48 AM   #9
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You just need a hack saw.
And imagination.
you wont gonna touch that lady, will you
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Old 09-13-08, 07:12 AM   #10
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'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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you wont gonna touch that lady, will you
You know I won't really do that!
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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.

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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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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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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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