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I've finished my Raleigh Project

Old 04-01-05, 11:34 AM
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Originally it did have 451 wheels, but I managed to use 406 wheels, but the brakes had to be seriously altered to get them to line up.
Note the BMX-style U-brakes and mounts. They certainly help to stop the bike a lot better than the original deep drop calipers.
 
Old 04-03-05, 07:51 AM
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Ok so I've just upgraded the drive on my Twenty so that the front has gone from 52t to 54t and the rear from 18t to 16t; About to go for a ride and see how much faster it can possibly be...

I did have a 14t I got all the way from Harris Cyclery as well but though it fits to the hub but ends up too near to the wall of the hub to let the chain fit on properly.

Anyhow - Gear inches should have changed from 54" to 63" in 4th (1:1 gear)...
Hope it all works with no chain-drop etc etc..

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Update: Everythings seems to be in order... Yay! Didn't actually get a faster top sp on my favourite hill but it's very windy today; feels a lot quicker at cruising speeds of between 15-25mph...

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Old 02-06-12, 10:41 AM
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Update and a teaser.
Nearly 7 years on from the original rebuild, I'm junking the cheapo heavy suspension forks and going for a more classic resto-mod roady build.

Cue skinny 451s with Primo Champ 19mm wheelchair tyres, Araya Rims and sweet chrome fork.



Am stealing Phatatude's super-clever quill stem extender system (because of short steerer on forks) with a twist - As he suggested might be possible, I've managed to add thread to that extender part at 24 tpi so that I can still fit a nice classic headset and stem. More difficult than an A-head, but more period correct in it's look. (And tough on my hands!)

More to show soon - (respray, build, money shots as and when they happen).
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Old 02-08-12, 01:18 PM
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Cool, looking forward to the results.
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Old 04-17-12, 09:15 AM
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Bit more of an update; Chrome forks on, Phatatude's stem hack worked a treat. Still do do - remove v-brake bosses (one is actually already off), fit caliper brakes onto chainstays, repspray, make brake drop bolts... and then build up.

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Hey, what is the story with the fork here? Was it an older fork you had re-chromed (lamp bracket knob seems unusual)? Also, why the cut-away headset race?
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It's a Raleigh fork but off [or for] a different bike (not sure which, but definitely not a bmx as it's too delicate) - The steerer is too short for it to fit like a standard Twenty fork, so perhaps a higher end kids bike? It's a bit of a mystery, but I didn't chrome it and it looks to be early 80s vintage by the label that was on it. So it's not a standard fit for the bike, bit it looks sweet and fits fine with the steerer extension hack. The cut-away headset is probably a bit of a curve-ball that went unexplained; I had to cut the old one off with an angle-grinder as it'd all seized, and it now works quite nicely to chase grease, dirt, swarf out of the threads. Those shots were taken before I'd got a new headset, which is now fitted as seen in the second post.

The seatpost is obviously not in place yet either - tube is full of rust and crud so didn't want to push it all the way in and damage/scratch the new post; will attack with a small wire brush before it's repainted.
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Hey, thanks for the shout out for the stem idea... I finally finished mine(kinda, cuz are you ever really finished?)... My family and I were in a commercial last week, and the director was looking for different looking bikes. I pulled the r20 off the garage wall and figured out what it needed and got her done. I still need to put a back brake on it, but brakes are over rated a while back I media blasted the small rusted areas and then sprayed the areas with etching primer while waiting to touch them up with a matched white paint. I am in the process of wiping off the primer with lacquer thinner. I'm afraid of a putting too much paint because I'd love to maintain the patina. I have had this bike for A LONG time and just took it for its first ride during the commercial YEAH ME!

When I got home, the next day, I "Butchered" my Brooks Saddle (totally easy)...

I didnt mean to hijack your thread Huw, but I didn't know anyone else who would care I plan to eventually get my r20 blog back online. The blog went away because Apple killed dot mac accounts

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