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    Senior Member gbalke's Avatar
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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.
    Last edited by gbalke; 10-15-09 at 08:11 AM.
    1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
    1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
    1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
    1969 Peugeot UO-18...........1971 Peugeot UO-8
    1980's Giant Project.............2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
    1971 German 3 speed.........1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte
    1970 Raleigh Twenty...........1972 Raleigh Sports (donor bike)
    1954 Humber Sports (my newest project)

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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member gbalke's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Nice deal...I would keep both of them

    Aaron
    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.
    1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
    1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
    1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
    1969 Peugeot UO-18...........1971 Peugeot UO-8
    1980's Giant Project.............2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
    1971 German 3 speed.........1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte
    1970 Raleigh Twenty...........1972 Raleigh Sports (donor bike)
    1954 Humber Sports (my newest project)

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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)


    R-20s - Not a big bike, but count the folds

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    Come check the progress...
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    Senior Member gbalke's Avatar
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    phatatude,

    sounds interesting, I sent you a PM.
    1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
    1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
    1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
    1969 Peugeot UO-18...........1971 Peugeot UO-8
    1980's Giant Project.............2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
    1971 German 3 speed.........1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte
    1970 Raleigh Twenty...........1972 Raleigh Sports (donor bike)
    1954 Humber Sports (my newest project)

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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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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)...

    R20s - "If a lady picks you up, It'll fit in her Trunk!"

    Check the lack of progress
    http://web.mac.com/phatatude/Green_S...enty_Blog.html
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    Phatatude- Ride em' till the wheels fall off, or your jewels go numb...


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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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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?



    More here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlep...7622543321770/

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    Senior Member gbalke's Avatar
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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.

    1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
    1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
    1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
    1969 Peugeot UO-18...........1971 Peugeot UO-8
    1980's Giant Project.............2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
    1971 German 3 speed.........1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte
    1970 Raleigh Twenty...........1972 Raleigh Sports (donor bike)
    1954 Humber Sports (my newest project)

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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member gbalke's Avatar
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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.

    1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
    1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
    1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
    1969 Peugeot UO-18...........1971 Peugeot UO-8
    1980's Giant Project.............2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
    1971 German 3 speed.........1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte
    1970 Raleigh Twenty...........1972 Raleigh Sports (donor bike)
    1954 Humber Sports (my newest project)

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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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