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Vintage Raleigh Marathon 12 Speed

Old 05-23-23, 06:32 PM
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Vintage Raleigh Marathon 12 Speed

I have a chance to buy a Vintage Raleigh Marathon 12 Speed for $45 bucks....do ya think it's worth it?





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Old 05-24-23, 05:13 AM
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Looks like itís ready to ride home so hard to argue with $45. Ultimately comes down to what youíre looking for. The Marathon is a low-end 80s sport bike. Maybe $100 as a flipper. As a keeper, itís fine for errand running and casual strolls. Itís not going earn any street cred on your next club ride.
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It's going to need some maintenance. Count on anything with bearings needing tear down, cleaning, re-lube and reassembly. Cables look old too. Myself, I limit such projects to better bikes. I would consider this one entry level from that era.

It's worth $45. But I wouldn't buy it. At around the $50 mark, I am finding more worthy projects. Paid $40 for my last project buy (a week ago).

Big bike too, you will need to be tall.
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Old 05-24-23, 07:18 AM
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I don't need a bike...I just came across this bike on Facebook and thought I found a really good deal..
I am just going to skip it...
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Your Maruishi is a nicer bike. Get it finished up and ride. After a year or so you'll know what, if anything, you might like different,
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
Your Maruishi is a nicer bike. Get it finished up and ride. After a year or so you'll know what, if anything, you might like different,
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Originally Posted by Billydog
I love that bike.
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Old 05-24-23, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
Your Maruishi is a nicer bike. Get it finished up and ride. After a year or so you'll know what, if anything, you might like different,
+1 you already have a couple nicer bikes also the slammed low seat post and over high stem are red flags both may be stuck or screwed up. Myself I would buy it the nice Ultra sport tires with good tubes are worth 2x the ask price.









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