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Old 04-30-16, 12:36 PM
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Craigslist find - late 60s Raleigh

Hello everyone! I'm looking to buy an old road bike, and found this one today. I know very little about bikes but always enjoy riding my friend's old Raleigh and Trek bikes. I can put more research, elbow grease, and money into improving the bike once I get one with good bones. What do you think of this one? https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/5563776034.html
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Old 04-30-16, 01:17 PM
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better bike... but, you do need to learn as a minimum the size of bike that you will need (aka one that fits you properly, to improve your enjoyment and safety). Do you know what that size is? Or how to determine it?
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The Raleigh Grand Prix is an entry level bike. Based on the color scheme it is early 70s. I have and am rebuilding one now in that exact color into a single speed. Enjoyable ride but nothing fancy or light!

for things Raleigh the headbadge.com is a good resource.
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The Grand Prix was not entry level in those days. The Record was. The GP is a good rider and will feel fast with those 27" wheels compared to the mundane Trek. If it fits and works well its worth $100 IMHO. By the decals it could be 60's Carlton built adds prestige.
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