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Is this bike on CL worth it?

Old 10-30-11, 05:07 PM
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Is this bike on CL worth it?

I spotted this on CL today, it's one hour away. Does this seem worth it? I know nothing about Raleighs.

https://roanoke.craigslist.org/bik/2672894160.html
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Old 10-30-11, 05:09 PM
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Yes. It is a large frame, are you about 6'2 or so?
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Old 10-30-11, 05:12 PM
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Yep, I'd fit me well; I'm a tall guy. I really need a larger frame than the tiny concord I'm riding now. Are the components and frame material on these sort of Raleighs good?
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Originally Posted by SumoMuffin View Post
Yep, I'd fit me well; I'm a tall guy. I really need a larger frame than the tiny concord I'm riding now. Are the components and frame material on these sort of Raleighs good?
No, but its only $35. The good stuff starts around the $200 +/- pricepoint. Just about any bike with decent paint is worth $35.
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Old 10-30-11, 05:42 PM
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I think 27" refers to the wheel size. Bike looks a bit smaller.
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Old 10-30-11, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
I think 27" refers to the wheel size. Bike looks a bit smaller.
For sure. I ride a 27" (68cm) Raleigh and it looks like this.

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For $35 you can't really go wrong. Buy it, make sure it works, ride it. It will be a good entry level rider.

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I think 27" refers to the wheel size. Bike looks a bit smaller.
The ad is so stupid, the only thing worthwhile is the (poorly taken) photo. Couldn't even spell Raleigh. Sometimes I wonder about people...
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Just about any bike shop level bike that's complete and not a total basket case would be well worth $35.
It looks like a mid 70's Raleigh Grand Prix or maybe even an early Record. Both were 27" wheel bikes with cottered cranks and safety levers.
For $35 you can't go wrong.

As stated above, if your after a higher end bike, remember you get what you pay for. Figure on upwards of $200 or more for a decent mid to upper range bike with a chromoly steel frame and alloy wheels.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
I think 27" refers to the wheel size. Bike looks a bit smaller.
Hard to tell from just the pic but the bike does look smaller I would guess it is 56-58cm with the slightly extended front triangle which would make sense for this model. Still a great deal and I would consider taking a look I would buy this bike for just the components it would be worth it to either flip or just second bike.

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What size, model and vintage is the Concorde? I have lots of high end road bikes, with large frame sets (60cm-63cm measured center to center), that are too big for me. I seek a 56cm and am always open to offers to trade, this for that.

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Well, unfortunately it was sold to somebody else. Looks like we won't be seeing detailed pics.
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