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Old 04-13-11, 12:08 PM   #1
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Raleigh Super Tourer

Does anyone have any experience with these. I have an opportunity to buy a 1974-75ish Raleigh Super Tourer in good condition. No rust. Brooks Saddle in good shape. With a pump.

$100.

Worth it?
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Old 04-13-11, 12:24 PM   #2
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That's a steal, GO BUY IT NOW!
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Old 04-13-11, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thanks. Just sealed the deal. I'll post photos once I pick it up.
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Old 04-13-11, 10:01 PM   #4
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def a deal! looking forward to some pics!
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Here are some photos.

Everything is in surprisingly good condition. It needs a good cleaning. The headset sticks a little on sharp turns. The derailleurs need some work and the saddle is a little loose. Other than that, its great.

Here's one more question:

Is is reasonable to use this bike as a sometimes commuter? I have a fixed gear that I normally commute with but there are some days I'd love some gear choices and a more comfortable upright position. Am I crazy to risk beating this up more for a commute?
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commute on it. Even though it's in great preserved condition, it's not super rare or valuable, and it wants to be ridden!
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commute on it. Even though it's in great preserved condition, it's not super rare or valuable, and it wants to be ridden!
Ride it!!
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Old 04-18-11, 11:48 AM   #8
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Heck, you could probably get most of the cost back just by selling that beautiful saddle. Overall, looks like you got a great bike.
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Old 04-18-11, 02:51 PM   #9
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I'm envious! As green as the bike. Seriously, what a nice find. Love her and treat her well.
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beautiful
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Love the bike.

Looks like a 75' or 76' based on that only the 74's had brazed on pump fittings under the top tube and a "mattress" style seat.

You can better date it with the serial number from info found here...
http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html

Did you remove the fenders or is that the way you got it?

I just picked up a 74' ST myself.
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