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1970s Raleigh Medale for $165???

Old 08-05-13, 11:16 PM
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1970s Raleigh Medale for $165???




Hi everyone

Saw this advertised online. This will be my first bicycle so i don't know much about bikes and their prices, especially about vintage bikes.

The seller says "Very very original 1970s black RALEIGH 10 speed.
20" or 51cm frame. Had been stored 25 years in the garage so paintwork and stickers in excellent condition, chrome very good. All bearings run very smoothly. Tyres, chain, brake pads and seat show virtually no sign of wear. Nice original RALEIGH crest on fork head. Not a super lightweight bike but will last forever. "

It is a Raleigh Medale and apparently has been ridden very little.

It fits my height though as i'm 161cm.

Is this a good bike?

THanks so much for your help!
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Old 08-06-13, 05:03 AM
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Looks like it's from the 80s, never heard of the model though. Very basic bike but should ride fine if it's cheap enough.
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Old 08-06-13, 05:33 AM
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Looks pretty low end, with chrome wheels, stem shifters and safety brakes. Needs tires too. I'd shoot for $90 +/- on that one.
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