Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Angus, Scotland
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I had a Denim, also had a Commando.
They have 18" wheels. There was a R18 too.
I built the Denim into a sort of Chopper. I got a push lawnmower handle cut down and welded on, to act as top tubes. That kind of melted the nylon top headset bush. So I cut down the headstock a little and fitted 20" forks from a non Raleigh shopper style bike. I had 20" 406 alloy rims in there. With a Shimano 3 speed hub. Think it was a bit of a squeeze to get the rear wheel in. Had alloy BMX calipers, big chunky MTB levers, Shimano twist grip. Mark 2 Chopper bars and seat. I had Lyotard 460 alloy cage pedals. I had straightened the left pedal spindle. Big mistake as it snapped off when cycling up a hill. I lurched forward and shut the twist grip, skinned the back of my hand on the brake lever