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Old 04-07-09, 04:03 AM   #1
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SCORED! a Twenty!

I finally managed to snag me a Raleigh Twenty off of fleabay. From the pictures it is pretty original, but not in showroom shape. However it is the green which I wanted. Now I have a hat trick (or a pretty good imitation of one) Bronze green Raleigh Superbe, Bronze Green Raleigh Twenty and a Bronze Green Raleigh Compact RSW

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Old 04-07-09, 07:24 AM   #2
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Nice! Love the apehanger bars - we never got such a deep curve on UK bikes...
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Nice! Love the apehanger bars - we never got such a deep curve on UK bikes...
Interesting on the bars. Actually the other style is preferred by most people, but I need some that sweep back. Already planning on some gentle modifications for it. Things like an AG hub, alloy rims and better brake pads, replace the tires, add generator lights and probably a Brooks B66.

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Old 04-07-09, 05:08 PM   #4
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Nice! Love the apehanger bars -
we never got such a deep curve on UK bikes...
Neither here in Oz....must be inspired by a certain American rebel motorcycle movie....Peter Fonda?

I can just see our US R20 owners pootling around thinking they're on a chopped Harley
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The Twenty has many simmilarities to a Raleigh Chopper.
I built a Chopper out of a Raleigh Denim. An 18" wheeled Shopper
I fitted Mk 2 chopper bars and seat and a pair of 20" alloys with a 3 speed shimano hub and twist grip. Looked ok. Had my first experience of loosing the front wheel going round corners on that. Not much front end grip
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