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Raleigh "Super Record" 10 Speed Bicycle

Old 05-23-24, 01:26 PM
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Raleigh "Super Record" 10 Speed Bicycle

Looking to buy a bike for commuting to work and exercising. I found this bike on Facebook marketplace for $125. It's a 'Raleigh "Super Record" 10 Speed Bicycle' from some time in the 80s. SN number is SD101522. Also, it has a THE RALEIGH badge in front of the bike .It has new tires (period correct gum sidewalls 32-630 27" X 1.25"), tubes and rim tape. "Raleigh" chain ring (2) derailleur and "Schimano" cassette (5) derailleur. I'm new to the bicycle community and I'm really not sure the worth of this bike. Thanks for any help in advance!
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Here's another thread on that model: Can anyone tell me about my vintage raleigh super record 10 speed?

In that thread you'll see that the stock wheels are steel. Those are not the best because they are heavy and do not stop well when it rains. If the wheels have been replaced with aluminum wheels, it will be a much better choice.
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Thank you! I did see that post but I didn't see a lot of talk on the actual value. I just messaged the seller and asked if the wheels have been replaced.
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ca. 1978-1979 was the last of the England Raleigh bicycles for the U.S. market

following that Huffman got the rights to the name for the U.S. market and created the marque "Raleigh of America" with products being contract produced in Asia

the wheel rims on the cycle in the other discussion thread appear to be alloy

as mentioned in the thread that example looks to be very close to 1980

here is the 1981 (closest year found) catalogue page for the Super Record model -


here is the specifications crosstable for that year -


for 1981 the line had not as yet been converted to 6V/12V

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Thank you! I did see that post but I didn't see a lot of talk on the actual value. I just messaged the seller and asked if the wheels have been replaced.
If it has the original chrome rims, it should not be a deal breaker. I ride a Raleigh Sprite from the 1970's, it's essentially a 5 speed version of the Record and it has the original chromed steel rims. It's a commuter bike so I don't ride it long distances and on the rare occasion it rains while I'm out, I wait for the rain to stop and continue but at a slower speed to control the diminished braking power.
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If it has the original chrome rims, it should not be a deal breaker. I ride a Raleigh Sprite from the 1970's, it's essentially a 5 speed version of the Record and it has the original chromed steel rims. It's a commuter bike so I don't ride it long distances and on the rare occasion it rains while I'm out, I wait for the rain to stop and continue but at a slower speed to control the diminished braking power.
I see, thank you for the information. Yes they are the original steel wheels. Do you think the price tag is fair?
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You can do better for $125 than a bike with steel rims. They don't work as well in the wet as aluminum and they're heavy. I'd keep looking.
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I found this bike on Facebook marketplace for $125. .It has new tires (period correct gum sidewalls 32-630 27" X 1.25"), tubes and rim tape.
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I see, thank you for the information. Yes they are the original steel wheels. Do you think the price tag is fair?
NEW tires, tubes, tape, labor, classic 10 speed that will outlast most consumer bikes made today.........do the math

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