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    What year did they stop 7 speed on Raleigh M-80 (and is this bike worth it) ?

    I'm considering getting a used Raleigh M-80 off craigslist. I'm going to see it tomorrow.
    Guy says he bought it in 2004, but it only has 7 speeds, and no disc brakes. Is he mistaken ?
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    http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/1682/raleighbna1.jpg

    Price is $200. I know that the Jett suspension sucks, but I'm mostly gonna use it as a commuter bike.

    I could skip it and go for a new Iron Horse maverick for about $350-375:
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=24904
    Perfomance bike has a store in my city so they will assemble it.

    What do you guys recommend ?

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    $200 seems steep for something that was about $450 new and it's 4 years old while not being anything special. $150 seems more reasonable.

    However, if you're mainly after a commuter bike why not buy something designed for road use rather than bodging a heavy frame into an unintended use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daintonj View Post
    $200 seems steep for something that was about $450 new and it's 4 years old while not being anything special. $150 seems more reasonable.

    However, if you're mainly after a commuter bike why not buy something designed for road use rather than bodging a heavy frame into an unintended use.
    The roads are not all that good, and I will be going on/off curb, so I'd rather have a MTB.

    I doubt that he will agree to 150, he originally wanted 275 for it. Its a university town so used prices seem kinda high.

    But if the bike is older than 2004, that changes things, hence my question.

    You recommend I go for the ironhorse ?

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    there is no way that is a 2004 model

    based from this site they stopped putting 7speed on the m-80 in 1999
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...=M80&Type=bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbthomps View Post
    there is no way that is a 2004 model

    based from this site they stopped putting 7speed on the m-80 in 1999
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...=M80&Type=bike
    I assume you mean 1997 ? They seem to have 8 cog rear wheel in 1999 ?

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    The guy was wrong, it had 9 cogs and its the 2000 model.
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...=M80&Type=bike
    Anyway I got it for $150. Fair price I think. I do wish it was a bigger size though.

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