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    Trying to date raleigh bike

    Hi, I have an american Raleigh bike, it says suntour and capri on it, the serial number is 6C02743 (there's also an M under the serial..). I just want to make sure it's not old enough to be worth something before I sell it... Thanks for any help.

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    Most american raleighs don't have a lot of collector value...

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    I fixed up a mid 80's capri for my sister about a year ago... Taiwanese, hi-tensile steel, plastic (!!) stem shifters... I was going to turn it into a fixie for myself (it actually had nice shimano SLR aero brake levers... strange!), but her bike was stolen around the time of the acquisition. It was a 60 cm frame, the guy that sold it to me was about 5'-2" tall and couldn't find anyone to buy it (I had seen the "for sale, $25" sign on his porch for 2 weeks, but nobody was ever home). We settled on $12.

    Anywho, the new capri's are marketed as women's bikes, but the old ones are just solid commuters/beaters. I wouldn't expect to finance an education on the sale, that's for sure.

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    6 in the first position appears to denote 1986. There have been a couple of Raleighs posted with seiral numbers in similar arrangements and they appear to all conform to this dating format. I know my wife's Raleigh Record with a serial of 4DJ14... came out to be an '84. Another guy's 3#### was an 1983, etc.

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    Suntour components will all have date codes. Check on the vintage Trek site for details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSojourner View Post
    6 in the first position appears to denote 1986. There have been a couple of Raleighs posted with seiral numbers in similar arrangements and they appear to all conform to this dating format. I know my wife's Raleigh Record with a serial of 4DJ14... came out to be an '84. Another guy's 3#### was an 1983, etc.
    I'll add to that. My 87 Raleigh Record has serial number 7BH0725.
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