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Old 05-30-19, 02:18 PM
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I do have a Dawes folder as it happens-

more pictures will need to be taken!

(but perhaps that's not for THIS thread...)
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Old 06-02-19, 10:32 AM
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Kingpin
Not a Twenty , Dawes Kingpin.
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Old 06-02-19, 02:56 PM
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Kingpin
Not a Twenty , Dawes Kingpin.
What handlebars?
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Old 06-02-19, 05:17 PM
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What handlebars?
Soma Sparrow.
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Old 06-02-19, 05:23 PM
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Soma Sparrow.
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Kingpin
Not a Twenty , Dawes Kingpin.
Nicely done, I call this a "jump on and go bike" looks light fast and minimal maintenance.
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Old 06-03-19, 06:03 AM
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I have Sparrows on my Twenty (photo above), but I had to turn them upside down to get them high enough. Nice bars.
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Old 06-18-19, 06:35 PM
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Word of caution, the CR18 451 rims do NOT match up exactly with the Raleigh SA chrome rims. Taping and transferring over will find the spokes too long. I know...
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Old 06-18-19, 07:47 PM
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Kingpin
Not a Twenty , Dawes Kingpin.
Was Dawes sold in the USA? Is it Whitworth threaded?
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It was sold in Britain and brought over to Canada. I saw a Craigslist ad for it about 8 years ago and went up to Canada to buy it. It was originally a three speed.
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I had a Dawes Kingpin too, dark blue though. Made in Birmingham, England - like myself... The wheels aren't 20in, they're bigger, an old English size an inch or so bigger. It was generally a better, more competent bike than the 20in shoppers i've had, but the rear tyre liked to slide in corners!





I think the Raleigh Twenty was a nicer frame, though. With that signature 70's Raleigh build method of clasped tube ends, presumably brazed. Sharing this with the Chopper and Grifter amongst others of the time, as well as the twin tubes and fork crown tube.. unmistakable.

Meanwhile, my later Raleigh 20in shoppers, including this Sapphire, were very cheaply made in comparison, with all the personality of an entry-level Walmart special...


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Raleigh Twenty Hub



I rebuilt the wheels with Sun Rhino Lite (black) 406 rims. The front has Sturmey Archer drum brake, and the rear has SRAM 2-speed kickback hub w/coaster brakes. I included a rear caliper brake also. So just 2 cables.
My bike images are on Flickr under the same name I use here. I’ll see if I can post photos.
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