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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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    The Pale Rider (another R20) [added Trikezilla pix]

    This beautiful white Raleigh Twenty has just been added to my foldr flickr group and I thought I'd share it:
    http://moralinefree.blogspot.com/



    Scan back in the blog archives for more on the build as well as NSFW italian chicks on bianchis.
    Yay!
    Last edited by LittlePixel; 07-15-09 at 07:12 PM. Reason: image link borked

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    ..and I was hoping the Scarab or at least the Wasp might have made it onto your flickr.

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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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    You have to add them - not something I can do... just join the group and add them!
    PS Trikezilla is finally finished...pix to follow.

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    Lovely rework of that little thing. What tires are those you're running?

    I applaud the destination pics with all the Frank Lloyd Wright houses...it's a nice way to show off the bike, as well as some lovely Prairie-Style houses I hadn't seen much of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    You have to add them - not something I can do... just join the group and add them!
    PS Trikezilla is finally finished...pix to follow.
    WooHoo, but your Mum has missed the start of the TDF.

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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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    @SteveGor - there's always next year.
    As promised - a few shots; some 'before' and two after. Hope to take some more 'proper' ones - ie not with the camera phone when it gets to france and is pummelled around the country roads by mon petit Maman next week.
    I had a wee test drive last week down at the park before deciding to lose the chaincase (warped and impossible to fit without scraping/clanking). It's a bit hairy - I'd not really thought about the way you don't balance on a trike, and how you are a slave to whatever the camber of the road is. I'm sure you get used to it. Got new cranks and a proper chainguard instead, and a derailleur that didn't have a bent cage.

    Rear basket is possibly the coolest buy for it - it's an off-the peg IKEA thing - but it fits perfectly and even has holes so it can be bungied on.

    This thing weighs something though - I'd reckon on about 2,000,000 times as much as the Brompton. Maybe more.... Ok so maybe not, but definitely more than 25 kilos.
    And the rear axle could do with a differential. The turning circle is pretty dire!

    I'll stop filling this forum with trike nonsense now. Though it does think it's a Hon Solo. So maybe that counts? Oh and the brake levers are off my Twenty.

    As bought. Lots worse than it looks.


    An idea of the rustedness of the parts.


    Test fitting of first new bits - new seatpost and Brooks B-can't-remember (the springy one).
    This was nearly three years ago. Oops.


    Finally being rebuilt. Yes I did put the bell on before the bottom bracket.
    What d'ya think of the colour?


    And finished! Not much left that's old apart from the bespoke bits that can't be replaced. The rear axle probably weighs about 4 kilos on it's own. Solid steel bar @ 14mm = heavy!
    Ready to transport Brie, wine, baguettes and picnic blankets to your local field of choice.

    A little more detail here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlep...7621523951156/
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    Senior Member stevegor's Avatar
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    Brilliant!! Well done LP, the colour is neat.

    I'm sure your Mum will be the envy of all those Frenchies.

    You know that if you send it over NOW, she could hi-jack the TDF in the Alpine stages!!

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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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    I call the colour 'rice pudding'
    It's based on the one used on those new beetle cabrios.


    Trikezilla in the Alpine stages? Surely there's roolz about the advantage of three wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    Trikezilla in the Alpine stages? Surely there's roolz about the advantage of three wheels!
    Yes there is, especially when powered by mad Welsh mothers with a crazy glint in their eyes whilst tossing tasty convestibles at their frightened rivals!!

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