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Old 09-28-10, 06:25 AM   #1
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Where to Find QR levers for my Twenty?

Hi all - my otherwise-complete Twenty is missing both its seat and handlebar QR levers. Any suggestions on where I might find some replacements? thanks very much
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Old 09-28-10, 11:32 AM   #2
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Check this out and see if someone is selling or put a want ad http://www.raleightwenty.webs.com/
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Old 09-28-10, 12:28 PM   #3
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Try http://oldbiketrader.co.uk

oh actually just checked and hes sold out on both, might not hurt to email and see if he's likely to get more.

Try ebay? You may be able to pick up a whole R20 and get someone to only send you the bits you need, or start on a 2nd bike?

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One of our premier members, LittlePixel, is a avid Raleigh Twenty owner/restorer. Here is some photo links of replacement bolts & fasteners that he's done to replace the stolen ones on his Twenty(s):

New bolt seated on washer
http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlepixel/234211841/

New frame bolt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlepixel/234212239/

Tightening new custom bolt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlepixel/234212201/

I am now planning on going to a good local hardware store myself to always have some spare frame bolts & fasteners (wingnuts, allen heads etc.) on hand for my own Twenty. Thank you again Little Pixel for showing the way.
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Old 09-28-10, 04:23 PM   #5
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-1968-R...item27b51deb2b
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thanks very much! I placed a bid on those Ebay levers!
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Always worth checking Ebay in the UK if its a british bike
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Hi all - my otherwise-complete Twenty is missing both its seat and handlebar QR levers. Any suggestions on where I might find some replacements? thanks very much
One thing I don't like on my Twenty's is the oh so easy to loosen QR levers as it makes it too easy for thieves to steal things like your seatpost and saddle... if the safety wire is on the stem it is a little harder to remove.

That...and I always seem to be catching my clothes on them... especially the seat post lever.
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Yeah dont know why I didn't think of that. I restore old 60's Land Rovers as well and the UK eBay site is always a great place for parts
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Just to annoy you further with the plentiful supply of cool stuff on UK Ebay, I'm currently bidding on a Dawes Kingpin which looks to be in very good condition, after 4 days I'm the only bidder and may get it for 0.99.
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I've got one you can have. It'd only cost me a couple of quid to send it. You want it? It's for the seat post. We needed to switch it for a modern QR as my wife and I use use our twenty for carting our three year old about and the original QR gets in the way of the child seat.

Let me have your address and I'll get it in the post to you. I'll probably end up doing an upgrade on the headset soon so I'll have the one from the other end going begging too if you're interested.
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Just to annoy you further with the plentiful supply of cool stuff on UK Ebay, I'm currently bidding on a Dawes Kingpin which looks to be in very good condition, after 4 days I'm the only bidder and may get it for 0.99.
I have to agree with Russcoles11, there is a lot of cool stuff there. I do quite a bit of bidding on vintage bike parts on e-Bay UK and I've won my share of stuff. The only drawback is the shipping costs to the US. It's just something I live with.
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