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    Cycling...disruptive! MeanTara's Avatar
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    Saved from trashman- suggestions?

    Hello-
    I'm sitting here with a ladies' Raleigh Record from a garage sale ($10).
    New, it must have looked:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleigh...76-record.html

    It looks pretty lightly-ridden. The Simplex derailer has a slightly eroded plastic tension pulley. The other one is fine. Also, my Dad accidentally broke off one of the plastic shifter handles. D'oh! The brakes, according to a cycling friend, are good. I have replaced the tires and tubes and cleaned the hell out of it.
    I am small (5'2") and would figure that it's too big a bike for me. 26" wheels, after all.
    I absolutely don't want to spend more than about $50 getting this bike working. Or about $100 on a new(er) road bike (for fitness/short-haul transportation). Cost is a very big factor (financial constraints), as is avoiding knee injury and such from an ill-fitting bike.

    1. Is this Record a total piece of crap, and should I junk it/try to sell it for parts? Can I get anything for those parts?

    2. Or purchase the parts/and also a mechanic's attention, then try to ride it? How much is that likely to cost?

    3. Alternately, is there a model of vintage bike that would be good for a small person AND turns up on Craigslist/at garage sales a lot?

    Please give me any advice you can, and thank you in advance...
    Last edited by MeanTara; 10-07-08 at 08:56 AM. Reason: image did not display.

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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    Your pics not working We really need to see the bike to help you. BUT, Ive had more than a few mens Raleigh Records and they were all fine bike You can find replacement parts for it at any GOOD bike shop. Good luck (and post pics of YOUR bike)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Cycling...disruptive! MeanTara's Avatar
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    I will try to get a pic of it. I described because I don't own a camera. Which part of the bike would be most helpful to shoot (a picture of)? I am a newb with bikes, as you can see. : )

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