March 2015 - Cover Photo:
Paul Jensen’s Raleigh Folder
This is one of a pair of 1976 Raleigh Folders in his stable. It has been heavily modified but still retains the look of a classic Twenty folder.
Paul says: Of all the bikes I have, the Folder might not be the most efficient but it is the most fun to ride!
If you'd like to see the discussion of what he did to
bring it to this condition click here.
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The original Raleigh Twenty was in production in various forms and under various Names from 1968 until 1984, and has gained a cult following from cyclists worldwide. This popularity can be largely attributed to the late Sheldon Brown, a legendary bicycle guru, who owned several Raleigh Twenty’s throughout his lifetime.
At one stage, the “Twenty” was Raleigh’s biggest seller. Raleigh’s survival through the cycling slump of the 70’s can be largely attributed to the Twenty and it’s variant models. It was sold also under many 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 Zeland.