Or something like that. This picture reminds me of two of my favorite things, riding my bike and visiting with the mouse (at any of the Disney parks).
A couple of us, who are Administrators for the website, were discussing the home page, including the cover photo and associated write-up. Month after month we try to come up with pictures and descriptions of interesting projects dealing with our favorite mode of human powered transport, the Raleigh Twenty. You guys out there in bicycle land don’t make it easy for us. We are often reduced to waiting until the last minute for input from you and then we have to scramble. We have our Twentys and they’ve been here on the website cover already. We don’t think you want to see them again and again. We need input from you. It can be a Twenty under any of its different head badges; it can be one fully restored to original condition, one that is highly modified, or one somewhere in between the two extremes. It can be a completed project or a work in progress. It doesn’t even have to be yours; it can be one you spotted while you were out and about and thought was interesting enough to catch your attention. Other than a project bike, it could be a write-up of a ride you went on and had a good time on or saw interesting landscapes. The important part is that it is a Twenty (of one flavor or another) and you think it worthy of sharing with the rest of us.
If you have a bike and write-up ready or any questions about what is or isn’t good, send a message to the Grumpy Old Squid and I’ll respond.
Please send me your pictures and write-ups by the 25th of the month so I have something to choose from for the next month and beyond.
The Grumpy Old Squid, David in Florida, 2whls3spds
Everyone, please note:
The website was sometimes updating and sometimes not updating the Recent Forum Posts so that section has been removed from this column.
To see the Recent Forum Posts, click on the FORUMS tab in the row of tabs under the page header, above. When the FORUMS page comes up, click on recent topics on the right side of the page. That will bring up all the FORUM postings from the newest going to the oldest, AFTER the "Sticky" postings. That is the best way to go through the FORUM postings and stay current with them.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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 also sold under many of Raleigh's captive brand names such as Triumph, Sun, Hercules and BSA. It was sold as the "Supercycle Twenty" in Canada. It was also built to a unique design by Morrison Industries in New Zealand.