Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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Here's the pic of the Raleigh Marathon I had. Its an 84, not 85. I rode this around for a brief period. It's a little small for me but it had a nice ride. The new tires made a huge difference in the performance. As I recall, one of my freinds picked up another Marathon, the same color but it had brazed on downtube shifters, nice. The 84 had an alloy sleeve on the downtube bars, alloy cranks, brakes, rims etc. The rims had a buldge in the bead, not quite hooked bead, but not smooth side either. I know I ran new tires, and I believe they were 1 1/8 run at 100 PSI. I remember the bike felt very fast. Its new owner said the same thing, for an old 12 speed, it seemed very fast.
I hope this helps.
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