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im  tim, im 16 years old and i live in nottigham i have large interst in raleigh bikes partly due to the influnce of my granddad who worked for there for 53 years 

i have 4 twentys myself ,a 74 stowaway, a 78 20 solitare a 76 twenty and an 80s shopper

i also have other raleigh bikes such as choppers,grifters and a raleigh bomber etc


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Reply timmy1
2:46 PM on May 7, 2013 
thanks for the comment la verne
i have used tinfoil in the past but in my experiences it did a fine job of removing the rust and cleaning the chrome but left noticeable scorch marks on the chrome and ruined the finish....hence why i use a soft duster cloth and abit of cif ;] cif cream alos removes rust stains on the bike frame too :]
Reply LaVerne
12:38 PM on May 7, 2013 
HI Tim,
A good way to remove rust and polish chrome at the same time is to take a piece of tinfoil, the kind most everyone has at home to wrap food, wet with water and keep rubbing on the chrome handlebars, mudguards etc and it is amazing. Anything chrome, not painted surfaces. The foil creates a reaction with the chrome and creates its own polish. Afterwards, when the chrome feels smooth, take a paper towel and wipe clean. Do not use cloth just paper towels. I think you will be amazed as I was. Found this online from a bike shop in Chicago.
Reply timmy1
10:57 AM on April 25, 2013 
hope so too brenda i haven't got a 60s one myself so im no expert on the early ones but hopefully someone will put u in the right direction to what they all mean or stand for etc..if theres no frame number behind the seat post the one under the frame could well be it :]

im just fortunate to have a large garage to store them all in and nice to know some family relations used to work at raleigh also
Reply Brenda
6:45 AM on April 25, 2013 
Hi Tim I have taken photos of the numbers on the underneath on the main frame. Thanks for telling me how to put them on. I wonder if anyone will recognise them.
Reply Brenda
6:03 AM on April 25, 2013 
Hi Tim tried to reply to you twice but just came back undeliverable! Thanks for your interest. My husbands family live in Nottingham and my mother-in-law worked at Raleigh when she was young - did handlebars! You will know all about the Twentys having all those bikes. Where do you keep them all? Can't understand why my bike hasnt got the frame no. I will try to upload the number I have found. There is also a lot of numbers and letters on the underside of the frame but they look more like security numbers.
Reply Brenda
10:05 AM on April 22, 2013 
thanks for your advice. managed to get the holdall off the back to clean the mudguards and carrier but quite hard as the screws/nuts had rusted on. Found another date of Oct 68 on the Dynohub but still cant find the registration no. ! Any ideas?