| Hi. I just purchased a Raleigh (of America) Capri. Unlike the other Capris I've seen, this bike seems to be a touring bike with canti posts and chromoly, as opposed to a road bike with calipers and 410. |
There are a few other incongruities that make it an odd duck compared to other bikes I've seen: a crown fork and cast "Raleigh" seat stay ends, but no lugs (TIG welded frame); aalso, it has two sets of rack/fender eyelets on the dropouts and hourglass rack mounts on the seat stays, but no derailer hanger and only one set of eyelets on the fork.
Also, I'm having trouble finding information on Raleigh of America, as opposed to Raleigh USA or just plain old Raleigh.
It's not troubling; I bought this bike for riding rather than having any delusions of collectibility. I'm just curious about my new ride. Any information about the bike or company history would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
| The Capri came about during the Huffy years (83-85, and Raleigh USA made a Capri model till 2004. (http://www.raleighusa.com/items.asp?deptid=5&itemid=199)|
The latter model is a ladies specific model with a tig welded aluminum frame.
There were some welded frames in the late eighties and that's also about the time that cantilevers were getting popular again.
Taking a guess from your description, I'd guess 1986 to 1992 or so. Some pics would help.
The Raleigh name became property of Derby Cycle Corp. in Kent, WA, after Huffy let their franchise contract expire. The company reorganized in 2001 as Raleigh America Inc.
| I did some digging and the Capri didn't come about till at least after 1985, which is the latest catalog I have handy.|
The only picture reference I can find of one from the late 80's is of one with a lugged frame.
| Thanks! I'll try to post pics of the reassembled bike this weekend (it came to me with no brake system and a bad bar/stem combo). |
| Does anybody know something about this bike ?|
Year ? Model ? Quality ? Value ?
Vitus 172 tubing.
I know it's a french bike.
I found bits of info about the company on the net.
Thank you !
| I have an 80's road bike - it has MKS esquartz 102 pedals-can I convert these to clipless pedal? Are there cleats out there for this application? If so where?|
| Those pedals take a standard old skool road shoe that has a slot in the sole to hang off the flange on the rear of the pedal. These types of pedals are famous for their ability to numb ones feet in less than 2 kms. They are not transformers so they can't become clipless. |
| You either have to ride them strapped in - like I do. Or, take them off, and replace them with a new clipless set (something I plan to do.....probably this Spring.|
| If you decide to get rid of the MKS's I would be interested in buying them if they are in decent shape. Thanks|
| Looking for more imformation and price on my vintage bicycle. If any one knows of any web sites to find information it would be great to know. It is in good contition .Azuki 10-speed made in Japan ca. late 70s. Dia-Compe alloy stem, seatpost, "safety levers" and centerpull brakes, Sun Tour VGT rear and Compe V (reverse action) front derailleurs,rims 27". |
| I have one - pretty much as you describe. It's a decent bike. I haven't had much luck finding information on them. In good running condition - I would expect it to be worth $100 to $150 give or take. You might check Ebay to see if any of them have been listed - and what they sold for.|
| Azuki was sold by West Coast Cycles, who also distributed Nishiki. I believe both were Kawamura built. |
| I have a red BSA/RALEIGH Prima bicycle(racer)for sale. It has a 531 Reynolds hand built frame.Any offers welcome but don't insult me.|