Classic & Vintage - Can anyone ID this bike?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
09-01-10, 06:08 AM
Saw this on CL, thinking about buying it for a winter build up. Owner says there's only a bit of surface rust around the braze-ons. I'm not planning on paying full price for it, but can anyone tell me more about it/what it might really be worth?
Definitely a low end Raleigh, something like a Record, I think. Overpriced.
Can't id the model, but a couple of points:
Taller bikes aren't that uncommon, and the stem shifters/safety levers indicate an entry-level bike (not to detract from the quality/durability of an old, lugged-steel bike, though).
Rust anywhere indicates the bike sat out for a while, so check if the seatpost and stem aren't siezed.
If there's rust under chipped/flaking paint because the frame got tweaked (check under the top tube at the head tube for ripples), walk away, or offer $25 max. as a parts bike.
Expect to do a complete overhaul or at least replace tires/brake pads/cables?
Also look/feel for excessive/rough play/binding in the axles/bottom bracket/headset, and flat chainrings/dropouts.
If you've been looking for a while for your size, I might offer no more than $75; if those rims are chromed steel, more than half that.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.