THE RALEIGH TWENTY

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Old biker who wants to poodle along! Due to physical problems I'm unable to cock my leg over my old mountain bike, so went looking for a small wheeled, no crossbar bike. In my searches I came across this site, and decided immediately that either the Twenty or Kingpin were what I was after. I will update with a piccie and info as soon as I purchase. I really like the idea of having a 'project' bike that will almost certainly need some attention. I started taking bikes to bits well over fifty years ago, and enjoy tuning bottom bracket, wheels etc to run absolutely perfectly. Watch this space!

OK, the bike I was after is mine! It's not a Twenty, it's a Kingpin. It appears to be in pretty poor condition, but original. The only thing I see missing (?) is the chainguard. I pick it up this afternoon, and am full of trepidation. My biggest worry is the tyres, as I've learnt they're a difficult size. But, I'm blogging on my profile; enough!

I've just added the eBay piccie.

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4 Comments

Reply Wailing
1:58 PM on April 27, 2016 
Hi Max
In answer to your question.. No my feet don't touch the panniers (old army motorcycle panniers) but I do keep the panniers to the rear of the rack.. And I am also a size ten... If I ever decide to ride the bike over to Whittlesey (on a sunny day) I will have to let you know... I sometimes work from your town, very pretty.. and the co-op does great prezels !!
Reply Lornskiann
2:38 PM on December 19, 2015 
Hi Max, thanks for the tip,about the Tim foil. I'll be sure to try it! All advice gratefully received!
Lorna
Reply ROLLET
1:19 PM on March 16, 2014 
Merci beaucoup!
Reply Carlp
1:47 PM on November 11, 2013 
Most LBS' will be able to get you tyres for the Kingpin, Raleigh still make them, I might have a spare chain guard for this bike it depends on the fitting on the frame and the year of the bike.