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AGE / VALUE:What is it? Turin Chicago Road Bike posted by: Mark Beach on 5/20/2009 at 6:27:38 PM
I have an old bike I am trying to identify. It is a bit beat up and rusty but there besides the seatpost and seat.


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RE:AGE / VALUE:What is it? Turin Chicago Road Bike posted by Mark Beach on 5/20/2009 at 7:51:50 PM
Oops. That picture did not work. I will try a link to something else!

Looks like a nice frame. Lots of rust. 3 piece (cottered?) cranks. 27 inch wheels with little "slices" in the braking surface. "Ballia" ? brakes. Simplex front derailleur, shimano rear. All decals are gone except a "made in france" sticker and the "turin chicago" head badge sticker.

Just wondering if this is a restoration-worthy bike or something to get rid of...

Thanks!
Mark


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RE:AGE / VALUE:What is it? Turin Chicago Road Bike posted by David on 5/21/2009 at 6:44:28 AM
Your picture is on a members-only site; doesn't do a lot of good. If your frame has forged dropouts, it's better quality. If they're sheet steel, it's worse.
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AGE / VALUE:Dawes Galaxy Small???? posted by: Martine on 5/19/2009 at 8:59:47 PM
I am trying to find a dawes galaxy from the late 70's or 1980,
It is for me. Mine was stolen then I was 14. I am 5.3 so a smal one.
It was the very nicest bike I have ever owned. I want to replace it or close.
Please Help anyone.
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AGE / VALUE:Huffy single speed's age posted by: Austin on 5/16/2009 at 10:40:53 PM
I have an old huffy Serial number 5 W094382. Any tips on figuring out the age of this rig. It has a Bendix RB2 on it too. Any help is great. Tires are 26 x 1.75 and it has a rear rack. Looks like it might have been red at one time with some pin striping on the fenders and chain gaurd.


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FOR SALE:1936 Evinrude Speedibike Engine RARE posted by: John Widener on 5/16/2009 at 3:00:45 PM
I just listed this on Ebay. This is a once in a lifetime auction... Incase this link doesn't work, just type in SPEEDIBIKE on ebay and it will come up. http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories


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RE:FOR SALE:1936 Evinrude Speedibike Engine RARE posted by David on 5/19/2009 at 12:26:10 PM
Many auctions are only "once in a lifetime," thank God. Why didn't you post your whizzer motor on the motorized bikes discussion area instead of vintage lightweights?
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RE:FOR SALE:1936 Evinrude Speedibike Engine RARE posted by brian on 2/25/2011 at 12:31:13 PM
John,
Do you still happen to have the Speedibike motor?
Thanks, bri.
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WANTED:   help posted by: eula on 5/14/2009 at 11:17:00 PM
hi, i don't know much about bicycles standard maintenance tubes but im looking to buy a used one for transportation in the city. right now i have a raleigh capri and i find it to be heavy and hard to ride, especially up the steep hill i live on. i've ridden and loved bianchi and myata road bikes that were so much faster and pleasant to ride than my floppy, heavy raleigh. i was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions any other models, brands or specs i should be on the look out for. i want to spend $200-300, but i would probably go as far as $500 for a really nice one. thank you in advance for any advice.
your friend, eula
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RE:WANTED:   help posted by Keith Body on 5/15/2009 at 11:28:13 AM
Hi Eula, You know enough about bicycles to feel what I have been trying to tell people for 55 years: the difference between standard Raleigh "heavyweights" and a decent road bike is a phenominal response to pressure on the pedals. I find it difficult to believe the sort of bikes people on here think are wonderful. There were some good Raleigh road bikes made by Kevin O'Donovan at Carlton Cycles when Raleigh had a pro team. Otherwise a good quality british road racer from a smaller hand builder, a good Japanese, and of course the more famous Italians. I have 2 Moser team bikes made by De Rosa, an early Colnago, and several from UK small builders. Very little real difference between them. I am not offering them, you are probably too far away. Best of luck with your search.
Keith
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AGE / VALUE:Looking for Warren posted by: Tim Welsh on 5/13/2009 at 10:28:38 PM
Hi all. I'm looking for Warren. Several years back you expressed mucho interest in a bike I have. Well, time and debt have convinced me to sell. Please e-mail me for more particulars. Tim.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Looking for Warren posted by Tim Welsh on 5/13/2009 at 10:33:26 PM
I'm not sure my e-mail adress comes through correctly on the link. I'm at timliza@telus.net
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Looking for Warren posted by Chris on 5/14/2009 at 5:45:03 PM
he's to be found on the roadsters section the other board here the roadsters one.
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Looking for Warren posted by Warren on 5/15/2009 at 2:17:55 PM
we're talking...thx
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MISC:Americane' Vintage Track & Road Festival posted by: Tim Potter on 5/12/2009 at 7:20:02 AM
Pls. consider coming to the “Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival” on this July 11th & 12th at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Here’s a brief summary of what we’ve got planned and a link to our press release:

• Swap Meet (both days, in the Bloomer Park Velodrome infield)
• Vintage Bike Displays (personal, shops, museums)
• Track Racing/Riding (mainly on Jul. 11th during the NAS-Track 3-Day events, national-level pro track racing)
• Road Racking/Riding (Jul 12th a.m. TT followed by a tour)
• Further info... Press Release:
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d72djhw_0hcjz4dhs
Be sure and complete our short survey to help us better prepare: http://doodle.com/h93deh4cmwgrw4yy

This is a non-profit event w/ any proceeds beyond expenses going to the Mike Walden Velodrome Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester.

Hope to see you there,
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MISC:Larz Anderson Bicycle Swap Meet & Show posted by: Peter Naiman on 5/11/2009 at 5:43:32 PM
Hello all,

Contrary to rumors going around, the LARZ ANDERSON BICYCLE SHOW & SWAP MEET is a happening event this year and scheduled for August as always, but since Cirque comes before Larz, out of respect for the great group that hosts Cirque, we purposely say little about LARZ until after Circue.

As usual the show will be on a Sunday, but because we've not decided on a date the show is not on the Larz Anderson Museums lawn events schedule as yet, but most likely the show will be scheduled for Sunday August 9th.

We're hoping to get this show back to where it was several years ago as one of the premier Vintage Cycling events that everone wants to attend. Is recent years Larz has not been quite the same, mostly because former staff at the Museum decided to cancel the Swap Meet against the wishes & objections of both Maurice and myself. But the Museum has a completely new, supportive & enthuisiastic staff that are in favor of a swap meet.

Again this years show will be as always an all inclusive Vintage Show for all eras of cycling, and we encourage you to bring any era bicycle to our show. We are a little late in planning due to health issues I've been undergoing these past six weeks, but I'm back on my feet and we're looking forward to a better than ever year at Larz.

If anyone in the New England area would like to volunteer their help with Larz, or presenting a lecture it would be greatly appreciated !!

More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Best regards from the both of us !!

Maurice Bresnahan & Peter Naiman
Milwaukee, WI & Boston Mass, USA

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AGE / VALUE:peugeot,extream crusier &)'s ?? posted by: roy valdez on 5/11/2009 at 10:44:20 AM
looking for some info on a purple "peugeot crusier extream" has original seat 15 gears a black water bottle and air pump. has original tire but I think they just need air almost in new con , very small scratches around neck and seat ,probably from where it was hanging any one have any info on it have look at diffrent sights and did not see it?? thanks roy valdez
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WANTED:vintage columbia bike parts posted by: dan bruffey on 5/10/2009 at 6:11:21 PM
Need help in locating parts for two vintage Columbia bikes. One boys bike 24 inch needs a number of parts and 26 inch girls bike needs rear hub.

Please share some good places to locate these with web site addresses or contacts.

Thanks,

Dan in NC
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RE:WANTED:vintage columbia bike parts posted by Warren on 5/10/2009 at 7:45:55 PM
Go here young man...http://www.thecabe.com/
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AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by: Scozzese on 5/9/2009 at 5:54:18 PM
Help! ... identify my mystery bike. Here's what I know. Only identifying marks on frame - S/N 9119 on BB shell & on fork stem. Upper fork crown reminds me of the nicer Motobecanes. Wraparound seat stays. Chainstay bridge not drilled. Rear brake bridge appears to have some kind of embedded grommet. Campagnolo dropouts. The bike, unfortunately, was repainted. Frame 4lbs 8oz. For 1lb 10ozs. Not bad for a 60cm frame.
Components: It appears that the basic group was Dura-Ace. Brakeset (black), hubs, cranks, and BB. Derailleurs and shifters Huret Jubilee). Campy seatpost and derailleur cable guide. Stem SR, bars unknown/unmarked. Mavic tubular rims. Brooks B17.
I've no idea which parts are original, but I'm guessing the D-A at a minimum. The D-A group appears to have been introduced in 1973, and is contemporary with the Jubilee derailleurs, so that appears to be a pretty good starting place on the age. Pictures here (before I start cleaning everything): http://s235.photobucket.com/albums/ee214/Scozzese/Mystery%20Bike/
Thanks in advance.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Warren on 5/9/2009 at 7:39:45 PM
The DA components have date codes on them...use this chart to date.

http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Scozzesse on 5/10/2009 at 6:40:04 AM
Thanks - I see two letter groups on the brake calipers. YF (June 2000) and TO (which doesn't work for the month code). I'll do some further checking to see if Shimano made black calipers in 1980. Another option is that the components are pre-1976, which is when the date code appears to have started.
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Warren on 5/10/2009 at 7:50:50 PM
I had a full black DA group from 77 and it was dated as such. I'm fairly certain they weren't black in 80. The rear derailleur was still a Crane but that doesn't apply to your bike. How about the axle from the hubs?
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Scozzese on 5/11/2009 at 10:39:47 AM
All of the Shimano components (with the exception of the brakes) seem to be 1993-94.
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Warren on 5/11/2009 at 11:28:10 AM
Maybe you're SOL when it comes to ID'ing it. Many bikes are reborn multiple times in their lifetimes, clad with sparkling new rattlecan exteriors and mish-mash gruppos. Makes them impossible to recognize even when their quality pedigree shows through. A nice rider.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by David on 5/12/2009 at 9:35:27 AM
How is the bottom bracket threaded? English/French/Italian?
What seat post size does it use?
The semi-wrap seat stays are often English (tho' Italvega/Torpadas have them too). It looks carefully made; thinned lugs, e.g. Good luck.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Ross on 5/12/2009 at 10:13:15 AM
HS and BB are English. Seat post is 27.2. I've had some other suggestions that it may be a Bob Jackson. Thanks.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Scozzese on 5/12/2009 at 7:39:11 PM
More indications that it may be a Bob Jackson. It appears that the Jackson bikes had serial numbers in the 10000 range in 1973.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Keith Body on 5/13/2009 at 1:26:49 PM
Hi Ross, A real workman-like road racer. A couple of oddities, are the chain stays 7/8 inch round taper, rather than the normal round/oval/round? It has the down tube cut straight and in the bracket shell first, with a simple cut off the seat tube. Not the most careful of builds, but functional. Unlike David, I don't see any file finished lugs, they look "straight out of the box" to me.
Now for some fiction: Late 70's veteran road racer (over 40 and 6ft 3 inches tall) uses old brooks saddle and campagnolo saddle pillar (correct vintage term) has old frame refinished by a friend in a car painters, and equips it modestly with Shimano, about half the price of Campagnolo. So the frame could be older than 1978.
I have a similar Shimano chainset (except 53 /39t) from 1978. My campagnolo group was about 250 at the time, and I switched chainset to get the gear ratios.
One thing, yours didn't get much wear, judging by the chainring teeth.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Mystery Bike posted by Ross on 5/14/2009 at 4:56:14 AM
I got a response from the Bob Jackson company - my mystery bike is NOT a Bob Jackson. Back to the drawing board - I may just have to resign myself, as Warren suggests, to just enjoy my nice mystery bike.
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MISC:Pilot posted by: Kid Kane on 5/8/2009 at 11:17:10 AM
I found an old bike, it says Pilot on headtube, no other marks except serial number, which I don't have, it is a ten-speed with I think a skiptooth chainring and first two gears on rear wheel, anybody have a guess who made this bike, it looks like '50-'60's maybe, any help is appreciated
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Pilot bicycle posted by Kid Kane on 5/11/2009 at 12:05:05 PM
Also, this bike had a Shimano Eagle on the rear and a Shimano Thunderbird on the front, anybody know who made this bike?
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RE:MISC:Pilot posted by ken on 5/12/2009 at 10:05:15 AM
70's. Bike boom stuff, most likely made in Japan . How much does it weigh? What size tires?
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RE:RE:MISC:Pilot posted by Kid Kane on 5/13/2009 at 8:36:10 AM
27" wheels and it's not very heavy, metal isn't that great, I only like the skip-tooth part of the bike, thought it might be a ross or panasonic, not trying to sell, just identify, thx for your help
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AGE / VALUE: Indentify my bike? posted by: satu on 5/8/2009 at 5:55:24 AM
I got this old road bike and have no idea what it is. So please if you can help me... Here's the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38202070@N04/
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Indentify my bike? posted by Gralyn on 5/8/2009 at 8:39:57 AM
Very nice!
From the lug style and the particular bottom bracket tube style - I bet someone here may be able to identify it.
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Indentify my bike? posted by Keith Body on 5/8/2009 at 12:45:33 PM
British built in the Italian style, late 1970's?
Very similar components to my 1977 Argos. Is that a gas hole in the seat stay near the top eye? If so, it's unusual for small builders. If needed it would be under the brake bridge.
The seat stay is closed both ends, so when brazing, the heated air inside the stay will try to escape through the joint you are trying to braze.
It certainly looks quality.
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Indentify my bike? posted by satu on 5/8/2009 at 1:03:11 PM
Yes, it really is a gas hole. Shimano parts seems to be made in 1978. (CI to CK)

Serial number is M8F0 743. Is that similar to Argos? (Centurion serial number match, but...)
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Indentify my bike? posted by Warren on 5/8/2009 at 3:49:08 PM
Japanese Centurions were similar in style but were almost always metallic burnt orange with lots of chrome (beautiful!). Champion tubes and Shimano or Suntour dropouts could suggest a Japanese build.
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Indentify my bike? posted by Keith Body on 5/9/2009 at 1:59:20 PM
Very likely Japanese then. The gas hole made me think "fairly large maker" but the whole set-up seems right. My type of bike though.
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AGE / VALUE:Re Raleigh Capri, my pic didnt work sorry bout that posted by: David, davecat on 5/7/2009 at 11:17:54 AM
Once I posted the message it showed the link to my pics but it didnt work so I am sorry about that! So How do I post a pic on here then?? Please dont say hit the how do I post a picture link lol because it does nothing when I hit it!
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Re Raleigh Capri, my pic didnt work sorry bout that posted by jj on 5/8/2009 at 3:52:43 AM
This is what pops up on my computer when I hit the "How do I post a picture" link:

How to upload a picture

The picture must ALREADY be uploaded to some place on the web.
You can use a free photo sharing service like snapfish.com or flickr.com, or you can create our own personal web site in our Reader's Rides section.

Cut-and-Paste the web address of the photo in the box provided. (ex: http://oldroads.com/img/ed03_16_8.jpeg)

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AGE / VALUE:RE: Raleigh Capri posted by: David "davecat" on 5/7/2009 at 10:52:29 AM
Regarding The Raleigh Capri.. I get bikes in often myself so these sited that discuss age and value really help, Thanks
That said I just picked up one of those Black Raleigh Capri bikes myself and I am questioning whether it has the original wheels?
My Capri has 6 speed cassette on the rear wheel and a two chain ring crank! Does that sound like an original or did someone put a different rim on to get a couple of more speeds?
So The description is lol sorry to repeat myself but, Raleigh Capri 12 speed road bike with the similar discription as the other person gave, black with silver in the front! The forks have Raleigh on both fork and on the straight down tube where you measure the frame size it says Raleigh Cycle Company Of America vs alot of bikes that have nottingham england mine appears made in the USA witch is nice!
Has a 6 digit serial number on the bb shell and also an M O with the R registered trademark symbol inside the O!
Well any info on it, age value etc would be appreciated and fyi I picked it up for free! Had to travel 60 miles or so to the nearest at&t store to upgrade from unicel service and it was secondary roads all the way and saw some bikes and grabbed two! I paid $20 for one of those Landrider auto shift mtn bikes, 14 speed I think and everything works. They gave me the Raleigh and wanted $20 for the Landrider so I think I got a great deal there!
I intend on putting new cables all around on the Raleigh and you can do that with a walmart tune up kit for like $5 or $6 so I think the Raleigh is worth the $5 to $6 investment lol! ty for your time and patience with my rambling. David..dc..davecat.....I dont know if the album 05/07/09 link will work to show you pics or not but they are on snap fish and I didnt want to put the whole link in as that would bring you to my account I believe!


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RE:AGE / VALUE:RE: Raleigh Capri posted by Gralyn on 5/8/2009 at 8:52:42 AM
I had a Raleigh Capri. It looked to be pretty low-end for a Raleigh line-up.....but, it was a good bike. Well built - and certainly much better than any department store bike. Mine was 10-speed - and appeared to be all original. It had steel rims, stem shifters, alloy brake calipers, but the brake levers were steel and rather cheap-looking. I converted it to a fixed gear single speed. It really made a great fixie. It gets really difficult now to find old bikes at really low prices. I have picked up a few bikes more recently - and I have had to pay like 4X's the price for bikes compared to what I used to get them for just a few years ago. I used to be able to find stuff for like around $20......now it's more like $80.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:RE: Raleigh Capri posted by David on 5/8/2009 at 5:08:41 PM
I just finished putting the 4 cables on it and it seems to work great except the front brake handle sticks a little when releasing! Since yours was a 10spd I am worried that my rear rim might not be original to the bike???
mine is a 21 inch frame! What is yours??
Mine says 410 all steel tubing! I'll check back later lol!
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:RE: Raleigh Capri posted by Gralyn on 5/8/2009 at 9:04:01 PM
Mine (well, I don't have it anymore) was also 410 tubing. The person I bought it from had advertised it as a Raleigh 410. I was thinking that maybe it was an aluminum Raleigh from the 1980's with a model number "410".....kind of like a "Trek 400", etc. Well, when I went to look at the bike - and I saw that it plainly said on the tube "Capri".....and it also had a frame sticker indicating 410 tubing.....and I wondered why the owner didn't list the bike - or any indication thereof - of Raleigh Capri. Anyway, I bought it anyway. If yours has some kind of flip/flop hub - then it's probably not the original wheel.
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:RE: Raleigh Capri posted by brenda on 9/5/2009 at 8:18:06 PM
Hello to whom this may concern. So I was just gaven a Raleigh 410 steel tubing bike. I was wondering, since I want to start cycling, if its a good bike? I am not familiar with bikes out there. Please give me feedback. Thanks.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:RE: Raleigh Capri posted by Justin on 1/12/2010 at 2:29:56 PM
I bought this same bike yesterday for $25. It's black with some flake to it with a silver headtube. I believe everything on it is original. Suntour derailleurs and shifters, Sakae cranks, Steel rims, Raleigh Saddle and Stem. 5 rings rear, 2 front(42-52). I haven't explored it enough and can't ride until some snow melts. BB center to Top Tube center is 24.5". It's in near perfect condition.
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value of a 1980 raleigh 10 speed posted by vic on 5/30/2010 at 11:37:03 PM
i have a raleigh ten speed in great condition from about 1980. i'm trying to find out how much it's worth. any ideas?
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