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Old 10-15-09, 07:45 AM   #1
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My "new" Raleigh Twenty's

I joined the Raleigh Twenty club yesterday.

This past summer, I started restoring bikes for a Bike Forum member who had more bikes than time. As payment, I received several bikes from him. Two of these were Schwinns that I rebuilt and sold on Craiglist.

I took half of my profits and bought these yesterday:



They both need a bit of work, but nothing that can't be easily handled. Paint and decals look great. One needs a proper saddle, a crank arm straightened out and both need the shift lever and cable system. My plan is to fix up one to resell and keep one for my Raleigh collection.

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Old 10-16-09, 03:41 PM   #2
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Lucky you! I'm sure you'll enjoy the benefits of the one you keep...
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Nice deal...I would keep both of them

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Nice deal...I would keep both of them

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Not really an option here. Been out of work since end of March, so funds are a bit tight. I've flipped a couple of bikes last month; wife got half of the profits for bills and I took the other half to put towards
my flipping. The deal was that I'd buy both Twenty's [bought both for less than one usually sells for on
e-Bay], rebuild both, keep the best one for myself and sell the other. Based on what these normally sell for, my keeper would be a freebie and I'll be able to contribute more $$ to the house account.
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I might have some parts if you are looking... I am cleaning out an attic space where I was keeping my R20 cast-offs If you were local I'd give em to ya... I was in St Louis recently shooting a wedding... Wish Id have known (we drove down)


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phatatude,

sounds interesting, I sent you a PM.
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hello phatatude - where've you been hiding?!
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I've been right behind you Whats your latest project? (Sorry to thread hijack)...

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@phatatude: Totally off topic for folding forum (sorry to the original poster!); Here's my latest project. 3-speed, coaster brake and hub up front. Sturmey Hot-rod stylin' fun. How's your Yellow Caddy Cabby?



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Well, seeing that my post has been high jacked, let me say that I like your saddle and grip color match LittlePixel. This was one of my rebuild projects that I completed this year. Frame and fenders were powder coated a satin black.

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Old 10-28-09, 06:22 PM   #11
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Beautiful - seems we were thinking along similar lines. Though yours wins on elegance, mine on crazy brashness with those fat franks!
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Well, it took longer that I expected, but I finally completed restoring my first of two Raleigh Twenty's. This one will soon find its way to the local Craigslist.

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id get that one if your were local
all i have a green. blue and a white, 20s
need a brown one
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Looks like a poor man's Retrovelo! Love the look of the white Fat Franks!
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