Bought for £0.99 on eBay. Painted with an aerosol 70s colour, MG "Bracken" and two part clear lacquer. Lightened frame (including much fettled hinge flanges) braze on V brakes, wooden guards (fenders) and alloy stays (all self made) Sturmey Archer crank with folding pedals, Shimano 7 speed groupset with twist shifter. Bars are too low, will fit a quill extender soon and needs a bigger chain wheel. A relaunch of a classic and better looking than a Dahon? Dismayed however by the flexible frame compared to Reynolds tube diamond designs, hey ho, you get what you pay for! Picture taken in front of my son's shop, Hart's Cyclery, Edinburgh U.K.
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At one stage, the "Twenty" was Raleigh's biggest seller. Raleigh's survival through the cycling slump of the 1970's can be largely attributed to the Twenty and varient models. It was also sold under many of Raleigh's captive brand names such as Triumph, Sun, Hercules and BSA. It was also sold as the "Supercycle Twenty" in Canada. It was also built to a unique design by Morrison Industries in New Zealand.