Just get out there and ride! Don't need lycra or special shoes. A helmet is optional...your choice.

I am just a guy with a love of the bicycle and a firm believer it is a viable form of transportation. The bicycle is an amazing invention. It allows a small human to transport a large load over long distances easily. It is THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION...PERIOD!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hat Trick



The alternate post title was a "Field of Green"...Raleighs. I just got the Twenty (the one in the middle) a couple of weeks ago. I have been trying to win one on ebay for quite some time, and finally did. Fun little bike and I have great plans for it. Sheldon Brown was a huge fan of the Raleigh Twenty. It lends itself very well to upgrades and is a very stable bike to ride. Not to ruin the hat trick, but I do have a ladies Raleigh Sports in the green also, but it is still in parts for the time being.

The bikes in order from smallest to largest are: 1968 Raleigh Compact RSW, 1971 Raleigh Twenty, and 1972 Raleigh Superbe. I will post more on the Twenty as it evolves.

Aaron

6 comments:

Thom said...

Cool! Looking forward to the seeing how it goes. I'd love to see some close-up shots, since I've only ever seen photos of these from a distance.

Doohickie said...

Very nice bikes!

Rat Trap Press said...

Nice collection you've got there. I've been seeing more folding bikes around town. They are kind of cool.

2whls3spds said...

Thanks Guys, there will be more on the Twenty. I got rims and spokes ordered along with some Kool Stop pads for the first round of upgrades.

Aaron

workbike said...

I like the shade of green. Raliegh seem to have very good colour sense...

Filigree said...

That is a splendid photo! What a beautiful little family -- And they are all green, like the bike-gods intended. Well, at least I am off to a good start with my Lady's Sports!