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    Raleigh Technium Olympian?????

    I've been looking at this bike for sale and wondered what you Raleigh Fans think. Here is the add description and a PIC..... Is this bike worth buying for $150.00 if in really good condition?

    This Is A 1980s RaleighTechnium Olympian In Very Nice Condition Made In The U.S.A.
    Thermal Bonded Aluminum 440 Lightweight 60-61 Main Tubes, Laprade Post, Sakae Crank
    Weimann U.S Made 27" Alloy Rims New Tubes And Tires Exages LX Shimano Derailuer
    And Click Lock Shifters.Brooks Seat Blackman Alloy Rear Carrier This Bike Sold For
    Over Six Hundred Dollars In The 80s 33"Standover 22"From Crank ToSeat Post -58cm
    Very Fast Light Bike--- Price Is Firm I Am Willing To DEliver Thanks





    Thanks,
    Mike

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    aside from the 27" wheels (which I would double check on with a Exage LX derailleurs I bet they are 700) it looks like a great deal. a touring bike for 150? if it fits go and get it quickly
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    Hey Mike, another CC'er here. If you pass on the deal please let me know. I'd be interested in picking that bike up for use this winter.

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    What if it has 27" wheels should I not get it?

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    Stien,

    I'll let you know, I'm waiting for the guy to gget back to me.

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    27" wheels are fine

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    That's a light, decently equipped bike for $150, and set up to tour a bit, not a bad deal at all.

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capecodder View Post
    What if it has 27" wheels should I not get it?

    OH sorry yes 27 wheels are OK and it certainly is still a great bike. I meant to add something to the effect that I would not be interested in 27" wheels but still can't go wrong
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    I had a Raliegh Technium mountain bike back in college. It was a fine bicycle except for the awful indexing-that-sucked Suntour XCE drivetrain, eventually Shimano-ized.

    If it fits, I think $150 is fair. Budget another $75 for tires, tubes, brake blocks, and possibly a chain if it's been neglected.

    Tire selection in 27" isn't as vast a 700c but there's still quite a few decent tires made in that size; alas, they are usually special order at your LBS or mail order.

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