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    What Raleigh did I test ride?

    I test road a Raleigh road bike at the LBS today. I liked it but I can't figure out what model it is looking at the web site.

    It was a black bike with orange and white pinstripes. It said "sport" on the seat post.
    Aluminum frame and fork. Shimano shifter. 8 speed cassette. Triple chain ring.

    Could be a couple years old. I also road a brand new 2011 Allez.
    It was marked down to $500 if that helps.
    KHS Flite 500. Redline Metro Sport. 90s Schwinn Sidewinder SS.

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    I think I found it. Aparently Raleigh did make a Sport up until 2010.
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...e#.UHoFT8X7Izw
    KHS Flite 500. Redline Metro Sport. 90s Schwinn Sidewinder SS.

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    You're welcome.

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    Which bike did you like the most?

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    The Allez was lighter and smoother with it's carbon fork. LBS owner kept saying that made it "better".
    But I hate the paint. BRIGHT RED and white.

    The Raleigh looks much nicer to me and it's steel fork will be easier to mount a rack and fender on.
    It is also $100 less. I am thinking it is the one.

    They also have a Redline metro that looked perfect but it felt cramped. It was hard to overlook the dragging brakes and ticking chain also.
    KHS Flite 500. Redline Metro Sport. 90s Schwinn Sidewinder SS.

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    I have a soft spot for the Raleigh, because as a kid I had a Chopper and a Medale which I went everywhere on.Don't know much about the ones are out now.

    I have an Gary Fisher Monano which I pull a trailer with the kids in, I love it, it is my first bike since the Medale many decades ago. I looking to put fenders and a rack on it later.

    thanks for the reply and good luck with your new bike. I be interested to know what you get.

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