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!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Technology?

Met up with a buddy of mine today for a ride about town. He has a sharp looking little Trek F600 quite the contrast to my nearly 40 year old Raleigh Twenty. But both bikes serve their purpose and got us where we wanted to go in comfort and more importantly got us back!

The Twenty has been undergoing some upgrades, it has new rims and spokes, Koolstop brake pads and a Kalloy 400mm seat post. I am still riding on the original tires...they were new when Nixon was in office, but new Schwalbe Marathons are on the way. Along with lights and a Brooks B67.

This is a good example of how the Twenty is paying off for me, I am riding a bike with a friend in a town over 1000 miles from my home. I had wanted to bring one of my full sized bikes with me, but due to space constraints the Twenty was my only choice.



spiderleggreen said...

I did not know that they have been around so long.

2whls3spds said...

The Twenty or the F600 ;-)

Actually the technology on the R20 is probably closer to 70 years old. It uses the same technology that was being used on Raleigh bikes as far back as the early 1930's.


Velouria said...

Oh how I would love a Raleigh Twenty! In green of course. Sigh...

2whls3spds said...

Hi Filigree...plenty of them to be had. Ebay seems to be turning them up with great regularity, if you can get to the UK they are even cheaper and more plentiful!