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by windmiller
9 Oct 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Sweep wrote:
windmiller wrote:Was just reading about the superiority of the Kingpin compared to the raleigh 20 shopper.
Nice bike.

Do you have a link/references?

Not sure which one it was but here are some links

https://raleightwenty.webs.com/thedaweskingpin.htm

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=37410

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw_R0Snasjc
by Carlton green
1 Oct 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1680
Views: 476952

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Sweep wrote:
windmiller wrote:Was just reading about the superiority of the Kingpin compared to the raleigh 20 shopper.
Nice bike.

Do you have a link/references?


I hope that at some point some links are posted. From what little I understand of it the Raleigh used a lot of non-standard components whereas the Dawes used both standard (fit) and better quality parts. For what it’s worth the Dawes comes in both folding and non folding versions. If I had one then I think that I’d want alloy rims (rather than the original steel ones) but I anticipate that they are hard to find in that size and spoke hole number.

I love this thread, it’s so good to see that real cyclists can and do ride a very wide variety of bikes.
by Sweep
1 Oct 2019, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1680
Views: 476952

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

windmiller wrote:Was just reading about the superiority of the Kingpin compared to the raleigh 20 shopper.
Nice bike.

Do you have a link/references?
by windmiller
30 Sep 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1680
Views: 476952

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

rjb wrote:Latest incarnation of my 1976 Dawes Kingpin. 3 speed sturmey dynohub. 500A wheels replaced by 20" 406 wheels which meant i had to manufacture some drop bolts to lower the brakes. Steel seatpin replaced by an alloy one. Original chainset replaced by Stronglight cranks cut down to 150mm. Gearing lowered to a more sensible level by changing the rear sprocket from 16 to 19 teeth. Lighting fitted using a salvaged B&M lumotec front light in which the electronics had failed. I rewired the led only to a simple bridge rectifier using 4 diodes taped with green insulating tape around the rear carrier leg. This then supplies the 1 Farad capacitor,( glued to the back of the rear led bracket ) salvaged from the front light which acts as a standlight keeping the rear led flashing for a good 10 minutes even after only 1 minute of riding if stationary. The lighting load means the dynamo runs at 4volts ac and after rectification it drops to 3.2v dc meaning i could use an off the shelf rear led with the battery compartment cut off and the dc supply cable soldered directly to the battery terminals. I kept it simple by not fitting a switch so the lights are on all the time, to turn them off i could just remove one of the leads from the dynohub if necessary. The lights do have a low speed flicker but soon disapppears as speed picks up and is not a problem. I suspect this would be less of a problem with a bottle dynamo which spins faster.

heres a photo of a previous incarnation viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3832&p=379088&hilit=kingpin#p379088

and as it is now. Weighs 14.3 Kg :D

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Was just reading about the superiority of the Kingpin compared to the raleigh 20 shopper.
Nice bike.
by rjb
10 Sep 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1680
Views: 476952

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Latest incarnation of my 1976 Dawes Kingpin. 3 speed sturmey dynohub. 500A wheels replaced by 20" 406 wheels which meant i had to manufacture some drop bolts to lower the brakes. Steel seatpin replaced by an alloy one. Original chainset replaced by Stronglight cranks cut down to 150mm. Gearing lowered to a more sensible level by changing the rear sprocket from 16 to 19 teeth. Lighting fitted using a salvaged B&M lumotec front light in which the electronics had failed. I rewired the led only to a simple bridge rectifier using 4 diodes taped with green insulating tape around the rear carrier leg. This then supplies the 1 Farad capacitor,( glued to the back of the rear led bracket ) salvaged from the front light which acts as a standlight keeping the rear led flashing for a good 10 minutes even after only 1 minute of riding if stationary. The lighting load means the dynamo runs at 4volts ac and after rectification it drops to 3.2v dc meaning i could use an off the shelf rear led with the battery compartment cut off and the dc supply cable soldered directly to the battery terminals. I kept it simple by not fitting a switch so the lights are on all the time, to turn them off i could just remove one of the leads from the dynohub if necessary. The lights do have a low speed flicker but soon disapppears as speed picks up and is not a problem. I suspect this would be less of a problem with a bottle dynamo which spins faster.

heres a photo of a previous incarnation viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3832&p=379088&hilit=kingpin#p379088

and as it is now. Weighs 14.3 Kg :D

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by rjb
26 Aug 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
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Views: 476952

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

My 1980 Raleigh 20 stowaway. Found abandonded in a works cycle shed by a fellow member and passed my way. The front wheel had been removed and replaced the wrong way around meaning the cone had self tightened. Fortunately not to the point of destruction although i couldn't turn the axle by hand. Ive put a more comfortable saddle on in place of the sprung original, given everything a good clean and adjustment and it makes a nice run around for local rides. Anything more serious will need the original Raleigh Record whitewall tyres to be replaced. The chrome and mudguards are in very good condition considering its age, i can only assume its been stored inside a garage for a long time in the past. The twist grip for the 3 speed is a delight and a lot more comfortable than the 3 speed sturmey trigger. :D
It goes nicely with my folding Dawes Kingpin so me and SWMBO can go for local jaunts together or take them both in the car without the Tandem for a change. Weight wise its 15.1 Kg
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by Russcoles
26 Jan 2011, 1:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
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Also a Dawes Kingpin:)
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This one is a 1975 Kingpin. The frame and forks have had V brake bosses and a front mech mount brazed on, New BB and chainset, 406 wheels, new stem and handlebars. Basically everything replaced :)
The finishing touch is home made wooden mudguards. These are made of 3 sheets of balsa glued over a mold then cherry veneer added. These are soon to be replaced by a new set with Walnut, cherry and maple stripes and brass fittings (rear one is ready to fit, front needs one more coat of Varnish).
I love this bike. I am stuck with using folders by the logistics of getting into my flat so when I decided I wanted a touring bike I decided to make one out of a Kingpin. I have to say, the performance is amazing and it is a lot of fun but putting it together was an amazing experience. I would recommend customising an old bike.
by rjb
21 Jan 2011, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
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Views: 476952

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

1974 Dawes Kingpin. Still a work in progress.

20" 406 wheels fitted with 7 speed cassette hub. Change from the original 500A required the use of home made drop bolts for the brakes. The ahead stem arrangement uses a section of 22.2mm (7/8") tube and a shim cut from 1/8" thick plastic drain pipe. V brake levers were fitted with the internal pivots relocated to reduce the effort needed to squeeze the levers.
Still using the original 1/8" chainset and surprised that it takes a 3/32" chain with no problem

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