Raleigh Shopper Two Seat Bicycle
This unique and beautiful Side-by-Side Tandem Twenty is from a listing on eBay-UK.
As an Administrator for this website I’ve been in touch with the originator of the listing and have received some basic information about this little jewel.
It was custom built (obviously) professionally for use at a wedding. After the wedding it was returned to the company that put it together who then took it to some shows over the summer as an advertisement for their work. Now it is time for it to pass on to someone who will care for it and put it to good use before it gathers too much dust and deteriorates.
As of this posting, it is still available and open for bid by anyone who might be interested. If you are, this is the web address to go directly to that listing on eBay–UK:
See all of the pictures we have of this lovely tandem: Click here
If you think you have a photo suitable for our front page, post it in
the Gallery with some info about your R-20 and contact an Admin. Happy snapping!
The original Raleigh Twenty was in production in various forms and under various names from 1968 until 1984 and has gained a cult following from cyclists worldwide. This popularity can be largely attributed to the late Sheldon Brown, a legendary bicycle guru, who owned several Raleigh Twentys throughout his lifetime.
At one stage, the Twenty was Raleigh's biggest seller. Raleigh's survival through the cycling slump of the 70's can be largely attributed to the Twenty and it's variant models. It was sold also under many of Raleigh's captive brand names such as Triumph, Sun, Hercules and BSA. It was also sold as the"Supercycle Twenty" in Canada. It was also built to a unique design by Morrison Industries in New Zealand.