Raleigh Twenty help, please?

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Raleigh Twenty help, please?

Post: #149286 damekiri
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:02 am

As I've already said in a different thread, I have a dodgy old Raleigh Twenty. I have come to the conclusion that I have a puncture in the back (and possibly front) tyre, but the problem here is that I am on a super tight budget. I have neither a pump (I got the bike on freecycle and it came without one, unfortunately), not any idea what the old fashioned type of valve is on my wheels to get a new pump. I could replace the innertubes but they are also fairly expensive (on my budget) as I'd have to replace both, so I was mainly just wondering if anyone knew what kind of valve it is on the tyres so I can possibly fix the innertubes, get a new pump and keep these ones a bit longer.

Sorry if this is a bit confused sounding! Hope it makes sense! Thanks all!

John Headstrong

Re: Raleigh Twenty help, please?

Post: #149290 John Headstrong
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:39 am

I often find that one bike is not enough, try to find another for spares, a old BMX is what you are after due to the 20" inch wheels, try asking at the local dump/ recycling centre, around here there are often dumped BMXes along the old railway track.

and in case you have not already found this page http://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh-twenty.html

Sheldon Brown is the man for all bike knowledge

damekiri
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Re: Raleigh Twenty help, please?

Post: #149890 damekiri
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:08 pm

Hi!
Thanks. My boyfriend had a look and apparently I had done something wrong, there was no puncture after all... Hehe whoops! I found out which pump adapter I needed though, it's a woods, apparently. Well, problem solved nonetheless! I can't wait til my bike maintenance course comes round so I can be rather less inept with my bike!


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