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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-09, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,603
Posted By '72 superbe

I have a non- folder. Came with 451 wheels. I...

I have a non- folder. Came with 451 wheels. I have seen a few non- folding Twenty's around. I am sure they imported non- folders the to the US. I thought I saw an ad for one on Sheldon's collection...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,603
Posted By '72 superbe

It is a Twenty if it has 20" wheels ( 406 or 451...

It is a Twenty if it has 20" wheels ( 406 or 451 ). It is a RSW if it has 16" wheels. No, it's a Twenty. The RSW model folded closer to the seat tube if I recall. $200.00 is a good price if it is in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By '72 superbe

I built a SA 5 speed wheel up for my Twenty. ...

I built a SA 5 speed wheel up for my Twenty. Just needed to dish the wheel a bit for it all to line up.
01-02-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By '72 superbe

I have used the Spike V's for the past couple of...

I have used the Spike V's for the past couple of years in the winter. Lost around 6-8 studs per tire. They are noisy on dry pavement and the bike steers like a tank with them on. I do not think they...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,604
Posted By '72 superbe

I've been riding with snowboard pants the last...

I've been riding with snowboard pants the last few months and they have worked out well. They are not too bulky or they are warm. I bought a couple pair last year from Campmor for around $40.00 a...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,608
Posted By '72 superbe

Depending on model of Raleigh you may well have a...

Depending on model of Raleigh you may well have a keeper. Just look on ebay to see what they get for some of the old Raleighs! As for 700c wheels it can be done. Look at Sheldon Brown's site for good...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By '72 superbe

swwhite- I ride up 76th st. to MOA 3- 4 days a...

swwhite- I ride up 76th st. to MOA 3- 4 days a week. Sometimes I ride American Blvd. If I take American Blvd. I cross into Richfield on the Xerxes bridge. You should get in contact with the city of...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By '72 superbe

swwhite- Which suburb of Minneapolis? Sounds like...

swwhite- Which suburb of Minneapolis? Sounds like Edina with the four quadrants divided by roads?
Forum: Commuting
12-04-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By '72 superbe

I wear an Illuminite jacket purchased off of...

I wear an Illuminite jacket purchased off of Nashbar 2 years ago. Outside of the cheap zippers I like it. it's light, It has a back horizontal vent and pit zips and a pocket on the back where I keep...
12-01-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By '72 superbe

I have a K2 Luxeon headlamp I bought at Target...

I have a K2 Luxeon headlamp I bought at Target for $25.00. I think it is rated at 85 lumens and is a very white light and good tight beam. I put it on over my running caps and it does a great job. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,582
Posted By '72 superbe

Somewhere you can buy wrist bands that hold...

Somewhere you can buy wrist bands that hold chemical hand warmers. I think the idea is to keep your blood warm going into your hands. I think. I put hand warmers between my glove liners and my gloves...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,225
Posted By '72 superbe

I have a Nexus 8/ roller brake combination on my...

I have a Nexus 8/ roller brake combination on my Tour Easy recumbent and I like it very much. The downside is the roller brake does add drag to the hub. I have been able to lock up the wheel when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By '72 superbe

iPAQsRock- I bought the white wall Maxxis off of...

iPAQsRock- I bought the white wall Maxxis off of Nashbar last winter. I did not know they were white walls until they arrived. There was no picture of the tires just a description and a $7.95 per...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By '72 superbe

Thanks for the compliment littlePixel! I put up a...

Thanks for the compliment littlePixel! I put up a page about my Twenty build: http://home.earthlink.net/~bhansmn/index.html (http://home.earthlink.net/%7Ebhansmn/index.html)
The fork is a Sun...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By '72 superbe

Here's my Twenty ( if I figured how to upload...

Here's my Twenty ( if I figured how to upload correctly )
11-20-07, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By '72 superbe

I ended up with a Nexus 8 by way of Sram S-7. I...

I ended up with a Nexus 8 by way of Sram S-7. I originally bought a Sram Spectro 7 off of ebay but it was incomplete and the seller refunded my money. A friend who had recently bought, mounted and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By '72 superbe

saanichbc- Can you give a link to your site so we...

saanichbc- Can you give a link to your site so we can see the photos? I will try to send a photo to you in the next couple of days. Thanks-
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-07, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By '72 superbe

http://bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/cotters.htm...

http://bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/cotters.html I have had no issues with these cotter pins and Bikesmith is real helpful answering questions you may have on installing the pins.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-12-07, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By '72 superbe

I have only built 36 hole 3 cross wheels with 36...

I have only built 36 hole 3 cross wheels with 36 hole rims. That being said this looks like it is more than a 3 cross pattern to me.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
Posted By '72 superbe

I very much like my Sturmey 3 speed coaster brake...

I very much like my Sturmey 3 speed coaster brake for riding around town and commuting to work and back. I don't really have a problem with pushing off at start. I can keep the bike straight at start...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,106
Posted By '72 superbe

I have been riding Hookworms for about 5 months...

I have been riding Hookworms for about 5 months on my Twenty. I do like them. They are fat and fast which is great for my commute of 13+ mile commute ( round trip ) to work. I was afraid they would...
10-23-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By '72 superbe

I also live in the Twin Cities and have been "car...

I also live in the Twin Cities and have been "car lite" for 7 months now. I would bike to do most my shopping last winter but drove to work and picking up the kids from after school programs when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By '72 superbe

http://edinabike.com/ is a great company to do...

http://edinabike.com/ is a great company to do business with. They will match prices and the owner bends over backwards to make to make the customer happy. I am very impressed with them.
10-08-07, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By '72 superbe

You have a few years on me but I also cramp up in...

You have a few years on me but I also cramp up in the middle of the night. What seems to help but not prevent my leg cramps is a lot of stretching throughout the day. I notice when I do basic...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-07, 12:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,920
Posted By '72 superbe

I have the Dimension Trekking bars on a Raleigh...

I have the Dimension Trekking bars on a Raleigh Twenty I use to commute and it is nice that you have a lot of bar to mount lights and such but hand positions are limited. I guess it doesn't help that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By '72 superbe

I really don't need the studs. I had the Innova...

I really don't need the studs. I had the Innova studded tires on my mtn. bike last winter. I think studs are good for just a couple of really bad days otherwise it's just hard on the studs commuting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By '72 superbe

Any recommendations on good winter 20" tires?

It's coming to that time of year and I am planning on riding the Twenty through the winter. I have Hookworms on now and wonder what tires I should look at to travel the snow/ ice covered streets of...
09-07-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By '72 superbe

Sun CR18 is a good rim. I also have a set of...

Sun CR18 is a good rim. I also have a set of Velocity Synergy rims. How many spokes? If you have 32 or more most double wall rims of this size should be pretty much bomb proof. As sch mentioned be...
09-07-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By '72 superbe

One thing I find when I am riding very upright is...

One thing I find when I am riding very upright is that I have less power than if I am leaning forward into the handlebars. I notice this most when I am going into a head wind. Play around with...
09-07-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By '72 superbe

Whipping cord! I do this to finish my bars. It is...

Whipping cord! I do this to finish my bars. It is easy and looks good too. I do not shellac either my bars or the cord but the instructable play by play shows how to do it very well. The whipping...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,768
Posted By '72 superbe

Sammyboy- Cotter pins are cheap and the job of...

Sammyboy- Cotter pins are cheap and the job of replacing one does not take a whole lot of time. Replacing the cotter is just a lot less expensive than replacing the bottom bracket. May be best to do...
09-06-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By '72 superbe

What is the pricing going to be in the states for...

What is the pricing going to be in the states for the Alfine hub? With the Alfine coming soon I would think the Nexus models will be costing less and less to reduce stock and gear up for the Alfine...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,768
Posted By '72 superbe

I have been following along with the un72 bb swap...

I have been following along with the un72 bb swap out and I have read the external links talking about doing the swap but does anyone have step by step photos of what exactly the procedure is? My...
09-05-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By '72 superbe

The link ...

The link http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/rims/590.html shows the rims but they are out of stock. They have been out of stock for quite a while now. I hope Sun or someone else will start making...
09-05-07, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By '72 superbe

K6-III- I have heard good things about the Fibrax...

K6-III- I have heard good things about the Fibrax shoes with the leather strips. Until someone makes 590mm alloy rims for our Raleighs this is the best we can do.
09-05-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By '72 superbe

K6-III- Are the Nexus hubs not completely sealed?...

K6-III- Are the Nexus hubs not completely sealed? Is there more drag with a coaster brake vs. a drum?
09-04-07, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By '72 superbe

Which Internal Gear Hub???

I am ramping up to build a winter bike with an internal gear hub and either a drum brake or coaster. I would like at least a 7 speed hub. I have a red band Shimano Nexus 8 which has been good and I...
09-04-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By '72 superbe

I've done this a few times and I have to say the...

I've done this a few times and I have to say the easiest, best way of removing and replacing cotters is with a cotter press. It is a far better way of doing it vs. the "hammer mechanic" brain set...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By '72 superbe

Congrats! I have been working on my Twenty for...

Congrats! I have been working on my Twenty for months and have completed the build recently. Have fun with the your new Twenty. Researching is important on this bike. The bottom bracket and fork need...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,090
Posted By '72 superbe

I bought a older Zsport off of Craigslist for...

I bought a older Zsport off of Craigslist for $5.00 last summer. I wasted my $5.00. It was a heavy 16" folder with a 3 speed derailer and rear band brake. I am glad to see their quality seems to have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By '72 superbe

MAtching paint on the Raleigh Twnenty

Has anyone found a close match to the coffee color paint? I need to repaint the head tube on my 20 and am looking for a good rattle can match. Anyone know of a spray can match?
03-20-07, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By '72 superbe

Is the spindle on the 3 speed the same dimensions...

Is the spindle on the 3 speed the same dimensions as a later model Raleigh 10 speed? I'm wondering if a guy could replace the old cottered from a three speed with a nutted spindle from a 70's vintage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By '72 superbe

senseamp- I thought that Suntour 6200 fork had a...

senseamp- I thought that Suntour 6200 fork had a couple set screws holding the steerer into the fork crown? I was under the impression it was just a matter of replacing the steerer tube and you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,518
Posted By '72 superbe

Amazon has a 20" double wall flip flop rear wheel...

Amazon has a 20" double wall flip flop rear wheel for under $25.00. They have the matching front also. Alex DM24 36H, 20 x 1.75", Silver/Silver Wheel Rear. I think the rim is fine but not the best...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By '72 superbe

After having the bottom bracket re-threaded, what...

After having the bottom bracket re-threaded, what would be the right bb cartridge to get? Maybe better, how long of a spindle should I be looking for? The spindle I have is 144mm end to end....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By '72 superbe

Thanks for the help. Is the UN73 a direct...

Thanks for the help. Is the UN73 a direct replacement for the UN72? I have not been able to locate a UN72 on the web and all references seem to direct me to the UN73. I would think that there would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-07, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By '72 superbe

Raleigh twenty bottom bracket questions

I would like to upgrade the spindle and reuse the cups on my Twenty's bottom bracket. Has anyone one done this? What spindle works? I delved into the Twenty info on Sheldon's site but it does not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-07, 02:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,830
Posted By '72 superbe

Thanks for the offer but I will try to locate one...

Thanks for the offer but I will try to locate one in the US. Hopefully close to home.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-07, 10:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,830
Posted By '72 superbe

I've been trying to find a 406 for with a long...

I've been trying to find a 406 for with a long enough steerer tube also. I can't find anything with a 8 1/2" steerer which I think is the minimum length needed. Can anyone point to where these can be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By '72 superbe

Schwalbe has some. Their Marathon HS 308 tires go...

Schwalbe has some. Their Marathon HS 308 tires go up to 100 psi. Are you planning on doing this? Please pot pictures if you do. My kids bike may be in jeopardy!
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