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Show me your Raleigh 20?

Old 02-01-21, 12:36 PM
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You have a Kubelwagon!! We had one on Okinawa. It was the coolest, most versatile car we ever owned!
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Originally Posted by mirfi

Don't know if anyone can help me with this. Doubt if it is a date; 2007.7.21
If you have a Sturmey Archer hub then it is probably be dated, at least with the year and maybe the quarter/month. The Raleigh numbers seem to be a rabbit hole, and of course the hub may have been replaced...
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Restoration in process...
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TJ,

Keep at it!
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Originally Posted by brianhamp
I have 2 SuperCycle 20's (Canadian version). They are identical to the Raleigh 20 as far as I can tell.
Nice condition! It’s funny where the design crops up across the Commonwealth - here in NZ folding versions were made under licence due to high import duties on bikes in place until the 1980s. Raleigh Twenties are a bit of a cultural icon here now, here’s a song by a local reggae band, Fat Freddy’s Drop, all about riding one around Wellington:

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That’s in lovely condition….nice
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Out of the crate a none folder weighs 34/35lbs. The folder a tad more.
A bare frame with original bottom bracket and crank-set attached comes in at just over 9lbs.

I would imagine a lot of the ancillaries could be replaced with lighter alloy components.
This could be done in a subtle way and retain the now 'classic' appearance, which is rarely done.
Instead most go for the 'Pimped' look, which does look cute, but fools no one.

This humble bicycle kept Raleigh afloat during otherwise lean times, being by far their most sold and popular model, which was churned out at the grand figure of 140,000 a year for some time (that's UK sales alone).

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Here's mine, folded.
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Hi robo.

Another use would be an anchor.
If you see a big fish, is that what you throw at it?

Only joking.

You could also have a collapsible trailer set of wheels and tow the canoe back to your cabin with the bike.
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Perhaps I should explain. This set up is used for solo canoe trips down fast rivers where the current is too strong to paddle back to my car. I go downstream until tired, get the bike out, lock canoe to a tree, pedal back to car, get in car and go pick up canoe, go home.
Yes a little trailer could be added to this system, I just don't really want to drag a 45 lb canoe behind the folder. With this system I can actually enjoy the bike ride on the Twenty, almost always on some very quiet, beautiful country.
Thanks for the tip about dual purposing it as an anchor, yet another benefit to riding vintage steel!
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Well I have two folding Twentys. One is stock, a project or sale bike.

Pics are of the one I ride. Both are Coffee color.

Folding bikes allowed on any Amtrak train.

Tricked out: 2 speed derail on AW (3x2 setup), B72 saddle, telescoping seatpost, lengthened stem. Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires.
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I just purchased this Raleigh Twenty on ebay and was delivered friday. Lots of mechanical fiddling to get it going. I think this bike sat idle for many years. But now have it running well. Two things that attracted me was it has alloy rimmed wheels and the Brooks Pro saddle. Only thing a little wonky is the steering. Have now read up a bit in the nylon bushing headset and plan to investigate that.
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Originally Posted by big chainring
I just purchased this Raleigh Twenty on ebay and was delivered friday. Lots of mechanical fiddling to get it going. I think this bike sat idle for many years. But now have it running well. Two things that attracted me was it has alloy rimmed wheels and the Brooks Pro saddle. Only thing a little wonky is the steering. Have now read up a bit in the nylon bushing headset and plan to investigate that.
Are those 451 wheels?
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Recently collected this little lot, making me an instant collector!
Looking forward to giving them all a good service over the coming months.
I'm already half way, making a mono-wheel trailer to compliment them.
Here are my 20's on arrival......

Pick of the crop... 1978 'Shopper' 1980 'Solitaire'

Triumph 20

BSA 'Twenty'

Later U-frame 20

EDIT 5/16/23
As you can see, I've been DIY busy.
A 'Shopper' has to have a shopping trolley!



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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta
Are those 451 wheels?
Yes they are.
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This isn't a Raleigh, it's a Peugeot I spotted for sale out by my house on Long Island. If anyone is interested message me, so I can let you know more information. I'm not the seller, and he's asking $100 for it, BUT the price IS negotiable. Looks solid for a restoration project.

I forgot to mention that it's a larger wheel size than 20". It looks to be a 22".


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Tempting but those serrated rims drive me crazy. That’s not a bad price if you are picking off the yard and taking directly home.
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A true fixer upper I'd say
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Nice project for this summer…It has potential.
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Originally Posted by jfouellette
Nice project for this summer…It has potential.
Outta my league,...
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''That’s not a bad price.....''

All four of mine (+3 other bikes) cost £60 total.
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Originally Posted by Cyclespanner
''That’s not a bad price.....''

All four of mine (+3 other bikes) cost £60 total.
This is in the USA, not UK. Pricing is different across the pond. Still, the owner stated the $$$ was negotiable. 🤷‍♂️
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