What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

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RaleighNoob
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What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby RaleighNoob » 9 Jan 2020, 12:11pm

I've recently acquired this vintage Raleigh bike and I can't seem to find out what model it is. I've never seen gears like this (where they are on this bike) on any other bike before. Can anyone tell by these photos? Is the bike worth much? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby peetee » 9 Jan 2020, 12:24pm

Looks like a late 80's early 90's Record. Model might be different but that era for sure. Fairly basic specification with carbon steel frame tubing.
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Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby tim-b » 9 Jan 2020, 5:51pm

Hi
I doubt that the rear wheel is standard and it's possibly the single most valuable component. The rest is nothing special IMHO
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Morzedec
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Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby Morzedec » 9 Jan 2020, 7:16pm

The Raleigh? Value? I'd offer a fiver.

If you threw in a bottle of wine, that is.

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Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby pwa » 10 Jan 2020, 10:44am

RaleighNoob wrote:I've recently acquired this vintage Raleigh bike and I can't seem to find out what model it is. I've never seen gears like this (where they are on this bike) on any other bike before. Can anyone tell by these photos? Is the bike worth much? Any help would be much appreciated.

The gear levers are on the down tube, which is where they were on most drop bar bikes upto the 1990s.

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Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby gregoryoftours » 10 Jan 2020, 9:18pm

It's a cheap dog bike bodged together with replacement (also cheap) wheels. I had that custom chainset and sachs gears on one of my first bikes (also a Raleigh). Cheap is about all that can be said for them. Monetary value is scrap; if rideable use it for sure but it's certainly not worth spending much if anything on.

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Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby Tabby » 21 Jan 2020, 9:40pm

It looks like a man’s version of my old Raleigh Weekender Lady. It was my very first “proper” bike on which I toured all round Scotland and the Yorkshire Dales amongst many other places. Built out of gas pipes I think but still being used. My only problem with it is that the Sachs Huret front derailleur has snapped in two so its now a 6 gear. If you don’t want the gears........ It has a triple chainwheel like yours, SR SunTour 170mm cranks and frame luges. The only thing I did to mine was to have a new set of lightweight wheels made for her several decades ago. BTW, my gear changer is on the stem (no crossbar).
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Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby Bowedw » 22 Jan 2020, 8:34am

Raleigh produced bikes to suit most levels of peoples income, what we have here is a basic lugged frame using on of the lower quality bicycle tubes. It is no more rubbish than many of the current frames, sold with poorly welded joints and poor frame alignment.
If you have a use for the bike, then as a daily runabout I would hand paint the frame and generally put it in usable order. I personally would change the alloy handlebars for something a bit newer and of better quality.
Alternative components can also be bought new or used for little money if needed.

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Re: What Vintage Raleigh Bike Model is this?

Postby Darkman » 23 Jan 2020, 11:40am

The last time I rode that sort of bike - probably late 80s - that's precisely where the gears were. It used to be the standard, didn't it?