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Old 05-30-10, 10:30 PM   #1
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Bought a Raleigh Stowaway

Purchased from the second owner. The first owner brought it over from England. The LBS sticker is from Woking. The SA hub has the year as 1974. I spent an hour cleaning it and put a Brooks saddle from a Raleigh Superbe I had. The grips were also from an older bike. The tires were just replaced. I also received the owners manual and tools

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Wow, looks to be in very good condition.
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Old 05-30-10, 11:49 PM   #3
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Thank you, it is in great condition and now I dont have to rebuild my twenty which started as a frame. I think I will give that one away.
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Old 05-31-10, 04:26 AM   #4
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Looks nice, I was bidding on a couple of those on FleaBay but they went past my price points. I don't have any with the 451 rims on them, so far all of mine have been the smaller 406 size.

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what's the difference between R20 and stowaway?
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In Oz, Raleigh Stowaways have 22" wheels and Shimano 3 spd hubs.

In other places a Stowaway is a non-folding R20..... I think?
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I am under the impression "Stowaway" meant it could be folded and stowed away.
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what's the difference between R20 and stowaway?
I believe that the Stowaway was a UK model. They also called the Twenty the Shopper. The names varied from year to year. I have seen R20's from 1968-1977 based on hub dates, there are a lot of small differences in them>

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Interesting Raleigh Article: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hadland/raleigh.htm
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I was not aware that there were models with 22" wheels.
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I was not aware that there were models with 22" wheels.
They're not a R20, but a slightly bigger bike, basically the same frame shape, and as I said before, a Shimano 3 spd hub.
I bought a very nice one for a friend for $15 au...... if it was a R20 it would have sold for at least $200 over here.
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