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    BxTS gh-ap's Avatar
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    Raleigh Mountain Tour Elkhorn

    Hi all,

    I recently found a complete 1985 Raleigh Mountain Tour Elkhorn. After some research, I discovered that this was the second-to-best quality mtb Raleigh produced that year. Here's the specs:

    Frame: 575 MT chrome moly, forged vert dropouts
    Bars & Stem: "Bullmoose" (one-piece)
    Crankset: Takagi AD 50/44/30, 170mm
    Derailleurs: SunTour AG Tech
    Levers: Suntour LD-2800
    Brakes: Shimano AT-50 canti
    Hubs: Sansin AX-10A sealed
    Rims: Araya 7X 26x1.75

    I'm looking forward to cleaning this old monster up, but I wanted to get some opinions first.

    1. Are there any parts I should update or replace? I'd like to keep it all "period correct" (85-88) if I can.
    2. Is this considered a classic? I know the Stumpjumper debuted in 81, so this was among the first batch of mass-produced mountain bikes...

    Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge.

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    As far as replacing parts, does everything work? Does it shift properly, are the rims bent?? Ect. If its not broke don't fix it. But being that old, you will at least want to replace the chain and brake+shift cables. If you need other parts, and want to keep it original, Ebay is your best friend.

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    I woke up this morning thinking, for some reason, about my x-wife's elkhorn. It was a nice bike. That parts list looks all original. I think that it'll have some value if you keep it close to original.

    It'll ride just like a great big, wet, happy dog.

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    Last edited by kc0yef; 04-30-12 at 11:37 AM.
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