Found this Raleigh on ebay and I have done a lot of research on the internet to try to figure out the year and model. Best I can tell from the pictures, the word "PRO" is printed on the upper tube. Can anyone help? I've posted some photos. Much Thanks
If aesthetics matter to you, you should be worried that it's ugly. As to the fact that it's aluminum, I personally won't buy older aluminum bikes because they tend to be teeth-rattlers in terms of ride quality and I have concerns about durability. But folks who own and ride them report a range of experiences.
My prior post was sent because a Raleigh Team Pro is (unless there are versions with which I am completely unfamiliar) a steel-framed bike with relatively nice lugwork and general workmanship - many are top-tier as far as older Raleighs are concerned. It's pretty evident at even a cursory glance that your bike, while it may or may not ride quite well, is as different from a Team Pro as cheese is from chalk.
I see, so the prior post that states that it is a Technium Pro is probably more accurate? I just haven't seen one with this paint or decal
It's definitely aluminum, which says "Technium" to me. So yes, the other guess is definitely the better one. Having said that, I know considerably more about the Team Pros than I do about the Techniums (Technia?)