THE RALEIGH TWENTY

Your ever-expanding web resource for the Raleigh Twenty
and other classic small-wheel bicycles.

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The Grumpy Old Squid
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My "Twenty" is from 1969 and I inherited it from my step-father.  It is now heavily modified and upgraded including new alloy rims, a S-A 8-speed rear hub, a S-A drum brake front hub, a pretty unique suspension fork, a sealed bearings headset, a high rise stem with handlebars and a gel saddle.  A speed bike it isn't but it is comfortable to ride  in an upright position and with the bin I have mounted to the rear rack I can carry a good bit to do my shopping.  Its a great old bike with a lot of newer features.



David in Florida
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I just picked up a pair of Raleigh Folders Tonight 9/13/10.  Not sure what I'm gonna do with them, only time will tell.  They're in pretty good shape, just need some TLC.  They are Nottingham 1974's.

Update: Sold the Twins and picked up a one owner 1971 R20 Folder needing a complete make over July 28, 2013. 

I also have a Giant Halfway folder and a Giant Expressway Folder.

 

David



2whls3spds
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61 years old
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geoff whitehouse
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Pockets
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37 years old

Louisa7353
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maranoman
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Willywigan
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54 years old
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2 Stowaways

1 Kingpin &

1 Puch Promenade





Harveymushman
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Batman3000
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I own a bronzed coloured 20 from 1977 which I love to ride.



UnexpectedR20
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I’m an unexpected R20 “Shopper� owner and now want to get her looking good (and functional) again.

Owen
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46 years old

www.kaho.ch
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45 years old
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Hi, my name is Kaho and its nice to be accepted here.

I got into vintage bikes restoration back in 2020 during the lockdowns. I bought serveral vintage old bikes; the likes of Raleigh Twenty, Rog bike and a Hercules Hunter bike. All were in need of restoration. I have no idea how to repair bikes so I'm learning as I go.

I have a blog which I post my restoration projects (other hobbies I'm into are classic rally cars, martial arts, home improvement, reading).

I also ride an electric bike. I had a Segwag electric scooter (ES2) and because I no longer required to commute to work I sold it. I also have a Segway Minipro with the Go Kart Kit.



Sean Fass
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38 years old

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stuartmk5
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hi im mark have just got myself an R20 to restore/mod to use back and for to work and may get a bit fitter in the process



hovvard
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58 years old
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conceptdesign
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Hello all.

I went to work at the Raleigh Industries design offices in Nottingham as a school leaver in 1970. I am lucky in that I was able to see every inch of this great company when it was still in full swing. I had a Raleigh Twenty to run around the factory on fetching and carrying prototype parts etc. I found it an excellent cycle and eventually had one on loan as a 'test bike' which I rode all the time . Unfortunately I am am unable to cycle anymore due to health issues but I still have a 100% original Raleigh 20 'Solitaire' together with a small collection of Raleigh's including several Raleigh lightweights from the 1950's and a pre war tandem which is the only non Raleigh I have. Although I do not ride them anymore I can't bare to part with them just yet. I was delighted to find this site and am so glad the Twenty has so many fans. I always felt it was a great machine, tough and well made and it is interesting to see how they can be modded. I am still in touch with the designer responsible for the Twenty folder who still had the original Twenty folder prototype which he kindly gave to me:D as it was just rotting away in his garage. It is safely stored away and is in pretty rough condition. For the time being I am leaving it as it is but would like to carefully restore it at some future date.



Khoa Nguyen
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