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Old 08-16-14, 07:19 PM
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Raleigh ID

during the course of web wander came upon this photo of actress Markie Post posing with a Raleigh road machine.

suspect photo must date from mid-eighties, no later than eighty-seven. the bicycle's headplate appears to be of the Raleigh Of America variety.

someone has set the cycle's brake levers in an odd-to me-spot. wonder what the fitting on the underside of the downtube is intended for, perhaps a flickstand mount?

no doubt a slam dunk for the Raleigh experts.

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Old 08-25-14, 02:51 PM
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speculation -

do you think the mount is her personal one or just something that the property department threw at her saying "hey, pose with this."?
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Old 08-25-14, 08:42 PM
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Considering the vintage of the photo and bike it is Raliegh Bicycle Company of America stead AKA Huffy. During the time frame 82-86 when they where trying to aggressively place there bikes in media and movies. The bike looks to be a very early base model Techinium.
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Considering the vintage of the photo and bike it is Raliegh Bicycle Company of America stead AKA Huffy. During the time frame 82-86 when they where trying to aggressively place there bikes in media and movies. The bike looks to be a very early base model Techinium. Looks professional like promo shot very likely she never road the bike more than few miles.
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thanks very much zukahn1. i always forget about huffman when i think of roa.

the old huffman plant was just a few miles from where i grew up.
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1984/85 Competition.
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Old 08-27-14, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by brian3069 View Post
1984/85 Competition.
thank you brian3069!

that puts 'er right in there.
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Not just the brake levers but the front caliper looks like it is installed wrong.
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Old 08-29-14, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 0.2HP View Post
Not just the brake levers but the front caliper looks like it is installed wrong.
it is the way they are made. there were several models of this pattern:


VeloBase.com - Component: Dia-Compe AGC-300, Aero Gran Compe
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