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Old 08-08-08, 06:44 PM   #1
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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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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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Old 08-08-08, 06:57 PM   #2
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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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$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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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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