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    Vintage Raleigh Record

    at parents house now and found an old Raleigh record rotting behind some stuff. It's blue and looks like maybe a low end mid 80s 10 speed? wheels look okay, everything else looks pretty suspect. worth the money for a SS conversion or just clean it up and try to get $50 out of it?
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    looks like the derailleurs are Huret Allvit - totally unfamiliar with that, but not a real concern since if I keep it I'm likely going conversion

    anyway here's a pic. I wiped it down with a damp rag to remove cobwebs and ****, everything else is how I found it.

    can't locate the serial number to save my life though. you can't really tell but the paint is chipped and scratched fairly badly. the frame is in good shape but would likely need at least a rattle can job, though I really like this original colorway
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    was hiding under more dirt

    nh (means nottingham I think) 4218189

    1974?
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    The picture is pretty bad but it certainly looks like a 70s vintage bike.

    In that shape $50.00 may be pushing it but rehabbed and fully functional I'd say $200.00 or so in the right market.
    My name is Steve and I don't have a bent fork anymore :)

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    yeah losing my camera has not helped.

    thanks a lot. any opinion on the Record? A lot of people seem to hate it but others seem to love it and say it's durable as hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
    yeah losing my camera has not helped.

    thanks a lot. any opinion on the Record? A lot of people seem to hate it but others seem to love it and say it's durable as hell
    Dog. Entry level in the 1970s was really low. That's one reason by the 1980s Japan companies were kicking fanny. Similar prices with 2X the quality, 1/3 to 1/2 the weight, etc.

    Now a lot of the entry stuff was very sturdy, and the Record was in that camp.

    The Japanese stuff was/is very durable as well, and much better.

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    It may be entry level but they still ride well, it's no racer but a solid around town bike.
    My name is Steve and I don't have a bent fork anymore :)

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    I just sold one of those two weeks ago for $150 after I had brought it back to life after being in a barn for 20yrs.. . . and the paint on your's is 10x better.
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    Records suffered from really variable construction, some were fine, others hopelessly out of alignment. The good ones rode better than a Japanese bike of the same price level, but the components were much less effective. The Japanese bikes "worked" much better. Most consumers noticed component function more than ride. The bike got marginalized as the boom balloon deflated. In the very early 70's they got sold as they were the cheapest Raleigh and on the showroom floor.

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    saw a guy asking for a vintage bike on CL, shot over an e-mail to gauge interest and he asked for a price. Told him $80 "as is" untouched and without doing anything but taking a dish rag to it. He agreed immediately.

    now to decide whether to back out or to see if I can swindle a deal a good as BSE's. I think I'll just deal with lowballing myself The bike isn't even rideable right now, but he plans on making it a FG and repainting it so none of that will matter to him I suppose

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    The first half of the 1970's Raleigh Grand Prix & Records were cottered cranksets, steel rims, centerpull brakes. I think not until the 1977 model year, they finally got cotterless cranks,better Suntour drivelines.
    I'd use it for a shopping bike, or for a short commute, someplace you can leave it locked to a parking meter for 8 hours, without attracting much attention. Watch out for the "Team Raleigh Record" which was just the lesser Record with the Team Raleigh racing color scheme on the cheaper bike.

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    sold it for $80 without touching it. didn't even put air in the tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
    sold it for $80 without touching it. didn't even put air in the tires

    Good move.

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    I have the Team Raleigh Record with the red, black and yellow frame. How do you distinguish from the one that is worth a ton of money? All I found was something about if it has Campy parts on it, then it's the actual team bike. Does the actual team bike say "Professional" on it, or what? I was confused as to how to distinguish between the two?

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    kocking the dirt off and flipping it for 80 bucks is about average. I had that same frame and LOVED it. Same color and year in fact. Found the bike next to a dumpster, top tube dented. I put a zillion miles on it until the headtube finally separated. (I had hit a pothole very hard coming down a mountain, initially, the fork threads cracked.

    squeaky!!.jpgEven with the cottered cranks it was great. Great all-around city bike, etc.

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    The lesser Team Raleigh Record CenturionFilly should be I.D.ed by the tubing sticker. Should be easy to spot, lower end components, etc.
    Eighty bucks is pretty good. In my area I've got high prices here. Listed 2 bikes,sold my 1ST flipper last summer.

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    This is a 1980's vintage Raleigh "Super Record" my son left in the garage. He picked this bike up in a pawn shop at low cost, and it served him well as a beater campus bike.

    I used spare bike parts in my shop and replaced:

    - steel seat post with Promax alloy post and added Brooks B-17 seat

    - steel handle bars with Nitto alloy bars

    - suicide brake levers with Diacompe set

    - stem shift levers with Shimano downtube levers

    - original steel wheels for a spare wheelset with older Campagnolo Nouvo Tipo hubs and Weinmann clincher rims.

    - Raleigh crankset with Shimano 600

    I kept the original head set/stem, bottom bracket, centerpull brakes, and derailleurs.

    A new set of cables, new grease for all bearings and some elbow grease for cleanup, it was ready to ride.

    The pictures show the final product. It weighs a shade under 27 pounds. I use this bike for local errands around town. It provides a nice solid ride.




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    Looks like one of the Japanese-produced Raleighs. Decent bike and much lighter than the Nottingham, England version that started the thread. I recently sold a red and white version of the above, labeled a Gran Sport, but essentially the same frame, etc. because it was too tall for me.

    Nothing fancy, just a decent, solid bike.

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