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Old 08-05-10, 04:08 PM   #1
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Raleigh Super Course, 70's I think and few details

It's on Craigs and the details from the seller are>> it's a men's bike, I am 5'10" and ride it, the picture shows everything and the tires need air. He wants $100.

If it is actually an early to mid 70's 531 framed Super Course in good shape I am guessing that is a good price for a keeper if it fits. Frame looks really big. If that is a Brooks saddle on it that's a plus.

I can go see it in the morning and it's close by.
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Old 08-05-10, 04:57 PM   #2
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If he's 5'10" and rides that, he must have a voice like Mickey Mouse. I'm 6'0" and can barely ride my 63cm Bridgestone (very intimate!) If it fits you and you like it, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it pending everything is in good shape w/ no bends, bad rust, dents etc. I was looking at one in FL for $50 w/ a tweaked fork, stripped crank arm and no wheels but, shipping would've been too much. Make sure you like it and will be happy w/ it. Keep us posted!
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+10 That is no bike for someone 5-10.
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I looked at the bike. It's a 25 1/2" frame and too big for me. It looked in good shape and a possible flip. I told the guy I wanted to check something and got out an allen to loosen the seat post for movement. He said,"what are you going to do?. Everything works just fine"

I passed on it. Maybe he was just having a bad day or thought I was dissing his bike but ya gotta kick the tires before handing over he cash. Strange encounter indeed.
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+10 That is no bike for someone 5-10.
We used to laugh at schwinn shop that from time to time appeared to have the "bigger the bike, the bigger the man" point of view.

5' 6" guys on a 23" frame... maybe it was the Riv' fit before there was Riv', get those bars up high.

The other was a pair of boys who each got a 24" Super Sports in 5th and 6th grade, the dealer sold them a special seat post that snaked down and forward with a scction of 1/2' rod, the saddle was bolted to a section level with the horizon and the whole thing brought the seat collar down to the top tube and forward. They moved so I never knew if they grew into the bikes very fast. I thought is was quite scary, but maybe mom or dad did not want grandkids.
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