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Velo Lobo

Joined Feb 21 2010
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I'm a recent Raleigh Twenty owner. I caught the bug after reading Sheldon Brown's Web site.

In  November of 2009 I picked up a non-folding Raleigh Shopper  in rough shape on Ebay. It was intriguing because it has a nonworking SA dynohub, which I have working again.  I have slowly been collecting parts to do a restoration.

 Soon after I bought the Shopper, I bid on a folding Twenty  Super Cycle, the Canadian equivalent to the Raleigh, and I'll be darned if I didn't win that one. The Super Cycle is in a little better shape, but the wheels and brakes definitely need attention. Both bikes have been patiently waiting for me to complete other projects, but I'm making progress. I've taken up wheel buiding, which has proven to be a fun experience.


I will share photos of my restoration work.

Again, thanks for an interesting Web site.


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Reply Lanceorama
12:22 PM on February 1, 2011 
The fenders are Honjo. But they are 650b size. I used a BMX wheel & tire as a form and rebent them around that shape. The front fender became the rear on the bike and I cut the original rear fender down with a Dremel tool for the front.
I'd only do it with the hammered Honjos. The fenders naturally tend to bend at the dimples. It was an expensive gamble but I think it paid off. They aren't perfect, there are a few creases that I didn't intend on, but I think only I notice them.
The Honjos are the look I wanted. Supposedly Honjo does make a 20 inch fender, but they aren't available outside of Japan.