I have been toying with the idea of fitting the Twenty with 451mm rims. The bike came with 451's but do to the limited availability of tires I went with 406mm wheels instead. 406 rims and tires are plentiful with a wide variety of tires stocked at most bike shops. But I would like to give 451's a try. I have a set of 451mmVelocity Synergy 36 hole rims but the original 3 speed hub is 28 hole. I will either need to find a 36 hole AW shell or use the 5 speed that is on the bike now. Maybe a new hub altogether?
A gentleman I work with has a couple project cars, Austin Healey Bugeye Sprites. He is pricing out paint jobs right now. I may have my Twenty thrown in with the job. I would like to get a nice finish on the bike. Decals would be nice but I do not know were I would even start to locate them
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Shimano UN 72. I purchased this when I first bought the bike. I ended up using the original bottom bracket spindle, cups when I saw how good of condition everything was in.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This is a copy of my original web page from 2007. Enjoy!
Project: Raleigh Twenty...
Frame: Stock Raleigh Twenty, date unknown.
Paint: Gloss Black rattle can, Dupli-color DA- 1600
Fork: Sun EZ Sport.
Headset: Tange- Seiki 1" Threaded.
Front Brake: Shimano Deore with Kool Stop pads.
Front Hub: Shimano Deore
Stem: Bikesmith Design custom stem.
Handlebar: Dimension Trekking bar. I cut off about 1.5" on each end.
Grips: Dimension cork grips (with eight coats of shellac!)
Seatpost: Kalloy 28.6 X 400.
Saddle: Brooks B-66 Champion.
Bottom Bracket: Stock. In fine condition.
Crank: Raleigh 48 tooth. Cottered.
Rims: Alex DM-24. 406mm. 36 hole front and back. DT spokes 14 guage, stainless.
Tires: Maxxis Hookworms. 20 X 1.95. 110 psi.
Rear Hub: Sturmey Archer XRD-5. Five speed hub with drum brake. 19 tooth sprocket
Rack: Zefal. Model unknown.