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Old 06-20-09, 06:17 PM   #1
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27" frame Raleigh Rampar?

Bike's in today's paper, cheap, so I called. The women says it's a 10 speed, 27" frame (her husband is 6'3"), they replaced the racing saddle it came with and added a kickstand as it didn't have one. A quick search pulls up lots of MTB Rampars, no road bikes. What am I missing? And is anyone on here possibly interested in a 27" frame?
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27 inch is a huge frame. I just wonder if she means a frame that takes 27 inch wheels? If not, it's too big for me !!!
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No, she said it was a big frame for big riders. That's just one of the reasons it didn't sound like the MTB Rampars I found on the web.
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I know that Raleigh Rampar was around and they were pushing the Rampar name back in the mid to late 70's. AFAIK Raleigh never made any standard frames over 25.5" Schwinn most definitely did make a 27" frame and it is HUGE. I am 6'-2" and I couldn't ride it. I can and do ride 25.5" road frames.

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I was looking for a model name when I pulled up Retro-Raleighs. That catalog shows that it applied to the whole line. Might I be lucky and find a real gem?
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50/50 chance is just has 27 inch wheels. Most sellers have no idea of how to measure a frame.
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I was looking for a model name when I pulled up Retro-Raleighs. That catalog shows that it applied to the whole line. Might I be lucky and find a real gem?
Possibly, only way to know it to go look at it. I am going tomorrow to take a look at a mixte Raleigh, it has a mish mash of components on it, but don't know which model it is, probably a Raleigh Record. But might be worth the asking price.

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Well, I went to look but passed. Model was a Rampar R-one.
It was a large frame, 25 1/2", with 27" wheels.
What was good: Good shape, pretty clean, good paint. Suntour 7GT derailleurs, Rampar branded LF Suzue q/r hubs.
Why I passed: steel rims, SR Silstar crank, cotterless, but with non-replaceable large ring, 2030 tubing.
For someone it would be a great buy for $45. But too large a frame to be a quick flip after some basic cleaning.

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I had an R-One that I picked up at a thrift store for $9. Wahoonc saw it at the ABCE show in Minnesota a couple of years ago! It had the same components and wasn't a bad bike. It was a little too big for my wife and a little too small for me so I sold it. I think it's pretty much your standard low-end Japanese 10 speed. $45 would be a great price for it. I usually pick up things like that, clean them up, and find someone who isn't, but should be riding a bicycle. Usually it's friends or co-workers whose kids just started riding. Mine went to a guy in his 20's who had never learned to ride a bicycle as a kid.
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