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Old 06-03-10, 02:39 PM   #1
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Which 80's frame? Raleigh Olympian or Panasonic Sport

I need to get rid of my other two fg's and I'm having trouble deciding which one to keep.

One is a Panasonic Sport, just like this one:
http://oldtenspeedgallery.com/blog/w...c-sport-02.jpg

High ten steel, but I feel like I like the fit and don't feel as stretched out in this bike as my Motobecane Track.

Other option is a Raleigh Olympian. chrome moly, its mid 80s. Mine is black frame with red
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ydom/olym1.jpg

Any input? I think its going to end up with the olympian on top
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Old 06-03-10, 02:47 PM   #2
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Cromo>HiTen all else being equal. So unless the Raleigh is in much worse shape, I'd keep that one.
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Cromo>HiTen all else being equal. So unless the Raleigh is in much worse shape, I'd keep that one.
If the answer's this obvious I'm thinking there's something else going on that the OP didn't mention in his post.
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Old 06-03-10, 08:08 PM   #4
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Raleigh.

I had a chance to buy an Olympian and now I shoot myself that I didn't snag it. It was a good bike.
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raleigh makes good bikes, panasonic makes nice tvs, they've made and continue to make some decent bikes but that doesn't really look like one of them, it's probably sturdy as all hell but the raleigh's a better bike
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raleigh makes good bikes, panasonic makes nice tvs, they've made and continue to make some decent bikes but that doesn't really look like one of them, it's probably sturdy as all hell but the raleigh's a better bike
Panasonic make great bikes, here's mine!

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And actually the Raleigh in question is a Huffy.
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Is the raleigh listed really a huffy/made by huffy? I was going to go with the raleigh but that makes me think again
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