The renovation of my R20 is going slow but sure. My nephew and I have finished with the paint job. We did it ourselves. It came out great.
I was trying to pick a retro color (Ivory Haze) but all they had at the Home Improvement store was refrigerator white. So I picked a cool looking dark blue, which really made me change the direction I was going with this besides some other factors.
The new direction is more toward upgrading Sybil with some new parts as oppose to restoring her with most of the original parts. In the end, I think only the hinge and seat levers will identify this as a Raleigh besides the steel rims and the original three speed SA hub.
It was cool to reveal the Raleigh emblem, underneath that horrible paint job it use to have. It's pretty faded but you can still make out the word "Raleigh / Nottingham"
Oh well, the fun really begins when all the parts we need finally come in. This may include some 20 inch alloy rims we may be able to get from an old bmx bike a family friend has in Cocoa Beach. Of course we have to drive up there to get it.
Oh well, I'm getting a lot of bonding time with my nephew, which I enjoy. In addition, it seems that he is really getting a kick out of bringing this folder back to life.
Close up of leve.jpg - Old paint job
Sybil's new coat..jpg - New paint job
Sybil's pedigree..jpg - New Paint job / emblem