My friend hit me up she said she has a Raleigh touring bike from 77, she said it needs work but for that price it doesn't matter. would anybody know what model it might be? i've looked through a lot of the catalogs but i'm not finding anything. This would be my first Raleigh project. I'm going later tonight to get it. What should i expect, it's been out in the side yard for years most likely. Did some Raleigh models from this era come with decent components or garbage?
A mild warning ... "free" and "inexpensive" can be anything but if you take it to a bike shop to be redone. DIY + heavily discounted parts online (or scavenged) are kind of the only way to go when a bike may need alot of work. Otherwise, a reasonably more expensive bike in very good condition is a better deal. 1977 was when they started to use decent SunTour components with the Raleigh name on them.
Thanks i checked it, Raleigh tourist 77 i believe, terrible condition rims were caked with rust but it looked like a cool bike forsure. Stermy Archer hub, crazy brake system i would have gotten it if the condition was a lot better but i don't need all that work just for that, if it was a road bike it would be a different story might be worth saving.
That's not a bad price for a Tourist to somebody who is looking for one. It does have 28" rims, rod brakes, and is heavy as H@&%! If it isn't what your interested in, no loss. Sounds like quite a project.
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If the SA hub was in decent condition you could possibly part it out for more than the 30-40.