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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:44 am 
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How about using the 46t and just changing the rear sprocket to a smaller one to compensate much cheaper :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sturmey-Arche ... 1c2117a0bc

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Just about to update actually Kermy.

Turns out the original was a 46t anyway :) Thats what I get for trying to squeeze bits of work in between other stuff. Anyway thats a result!

I found an old Shimano 400EX crank and tried it all on for fit. Works great even with the chainguard.

Polished up the frame and regreased the headset, replacing the clamp with a huge spacer as the new stem is quill fitment.

Ordered up a few bits and pieces tonight so I'll be waiting for the postman now.

Tyres seem okay actually so will hold onto them for the time being mainly to keep the cost down! Thinking of going tan with the saddle and grips rather than white....


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I had thought tan saddle and grips would look great on there :D 8)


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Goldie wrote:
This is about th twentieth (appropriately) time I've snuck on here to have a peak. Those gold Araya rims are absolutely incredible. This could look smashing whenit's done.

PS very nice to see johnny69's lovingly hand crafted Raleigh 20alike too :D


2 onbard eh! :) Good stuff.

Progress report:

How it's looking now:
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Cleaned headset with lamp bracket and clamp removed:
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Shimano 400EX chainset (lightly polished) with polished 46t TA chainring and stainless steel dust caps. Sealed VP bottom bracket.

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The only thing I can do now without any parts arriving is clean the back wheel.

Reminder of how it was:
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and now:
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Making me smile Tel :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:18 am 
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Looking good Tel :wink:

A nice gold single speed chain would look fantastic on there now :D


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Looking forward to seeing this done!


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a very guilty pleasure! i'd love to do something like this for the mrs :)
i have one of these if you want it:

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think its the right hand side (front brake) lever. needs some polishing up. PM if interested.
you can have it for postage :)


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Brakes are on order fella thanks anyway.

Recieved a few parts today although could not fit them all....

Stem is almost as long as the original (limit line to bars) probably about an inch lower (limit lines are pretty much lined up in the picture). Much nicer though and will never rust :)
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You see that black bung on the clamp bolt? I fitted that to the expander bolt to prevent rain settling in there should the bike ever get wet (unlikely).

Fitted:
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New guards (from bottom - new rear, old rear, new front, old front)
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The original rear guard was held in place with a bolt through the fixed rack. I thought I was going to have to drill it but the new guards had a rivet holding on the mudflap in exactly the right place, result!
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Front guard:
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Rear guard:
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So far:
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Gold chain could work 8)


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That is top work Tel think you are going for the most bling Raleigh twenty ever 8) 8)


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