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May 26, 2009, 8:56 pm
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Monday, May 18, 2009

R 20 back in the sunlight

I got the Raleigh 20 out of storage for some hopeful multi modal transport in the near future. I used some Turtle Wax chrome cleaner to clean up the cranks, mudguards, handlebars and other chrome hardware.

I bought this bike last year and resurrected it, by adding new tubes, Schwalbe tires, a new integrated seat post and an MTB saddle that I had in the parts bin.

It is complete and even has the original pump but, some idiot brush painted the frame, so I have spent quite a bit of time trying to get to the original Raleigh Brit Racing green paint, but have not had total success. Some neighbor said that it has “patina.”

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