Phillip’s Raleigh Stow-Away
This Raleigh Stow-Away is in 'factory fresh' condition. It is apparently all original, although the holdall is my own addition. I don’t have its history before it came into my possession, but I purchased it in 2015 at the Great Dorset Steam Fair (the largest vintage rally in the UK, possibly the world). It hasn’t had much use so far, but it does ride very well. As a regular visitor to local vintage rallies, I’ve noticed that Raleigh Twenty and similar machines are becoming common exhibits. I’m hoping that I can present this one for an appearance in the not too distant future.
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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.