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April 2014
Bill Hardy~Sterling Heights, MI~A Father and Son Project We took it completely apart, right down to the bearings for the steering and wheels. Cleaned all of the chrome and bare metal with Mother's brand metal polish pads. Next, we sanded down the frame, forks and fenders to bare metal and repaired the tears in the rear fender. The former painted surfaces were then primed with Rust Oleum primer and wet sanded and prepped for paint. We painted the frame and forks Metallic Gloss Black and the fenders Metallic Gloss Silver. We accented the lower section of the rear fender in black to replicate how it was originally painted by Raleigh. Finally, we reassembled our Twenty. We installed new bearings which were readily available from our local bicycle dealer. The rims and Sturmy Archer gears were cleaned up and adjusted good as new, even after more than forty years! We replaced the brake cables with black ones and added a new seat and handlebar grips.
Posted by David in Florida on March 31, 2014 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply David in Florida
10:40 PM on August 26, 2015 
raleightwenty says...
Are those the original wheels? They look to be 36-spoke ones, which I didn't think were supplied originally.

Martin, my 1971 has 36-spoke originally. Not sure what year Bills bike is.
Reply raleightwenty
10:15 PM on August 26, 2015 
Are those the original wheels? They look to be 36-spoke ones, which I didn't think were supplied originally.
Reply woodbeam
5:19 AM on April 4, 2014 
I think the rounded handle bar stem combination is the most elegant. Finding one with good chrome can be a problem here in the UK. Well done!