my 1973 raleigh twenty

New photos as of 6/27/03

photos by Bill Milam
As the photo caption says:
  • Sram Spetro T5 rear hub, 20" rhino lite rear
  • Shimano Nexus generator front, velocity Taipan rim
  • lumotec oval light
  • Tioga Factory FS100 1.95 tires, up to 100psi and fat and SUPER grippy, roll GREAT
  • original bb and cranks
  • "proponent" alloy seatpost with regal saddle
  • original looong weinman brakes with new v brake pads
  • folding bike fork with ginormous steertube from matt houle
  • cane creek 1"threadless headset
  • Kelly Tigged Road stem flipped
  • Very nice bicycle grade schedule 40 pvc headset spacer
  • cut down carbon easton monkey lite bars (customer crunched a new pair putting bar ends on em)
  • incredibell jellibell
  • Old coda canti brake levers
  • Berkeley Farms milk crate (only ze best non bgh milk crate for the twenty) with salvaged ciussi elite cage and screw on reflectors all zip tied to the original rack

  • It rides Great. No hands, no problem at most speeds. Speed wobble at high speeds with no hands, might be due to slightly bodgy headsed spacer. New fork is lower so the cranks are fairly close to the ground, occasional pedal scrape. If I replace the BB, I will run 165 cranks.

    Here is what is left to do:

  • Figure out fenders
  • Hack up the bianchi milano chainguard to fit
  • Make a steel headset spacer, perhaps with two water bottle cage mounts on it
  • Get some canti posts brazed on
  • repaint
  • maybe replace the cranks, maybe not...

    Photos from a few months ago:

    Green Ralleigh Twenty no longer stock.
    Upgrades thus far:
  • New front fork
  • ahead set stem
  • Nexus generator hub front wheel
  • Lumotech headlight
  • arc bars
  • weird phallic lower stem is a temporary headset tensioning device
  • modern seatpost
  • cool milk crate basket zip tied on
  • Tioga 1.95 FactoryFS BMX tires (slick, fat, 100psi capable)
  • incredibell jellibell for bike path pedestrian warnage
    Bike now rides great no hands and can clear the big tires. Stock fork was narrow, raked too much and sketchy as all get out. Remains to be done:
  • Replace rear SA/steel rim wheel with Sram 5 speed aluminum rimmed wheel (just built the wheel up)
  • fix the bodged stem tensioning method, replace quill stem with slightly longer aheadset stem
  • Maybe replace cranks and bb, but maybe not.
  • Hack up bianchi milano chainguard to fit
  • figure out some fenders

    Here is a big'un of the front end:

    Words and photos copyright Tarik Saleh 2003 - tsaleh yat rocketmail dyot com