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1986 Raleigh Elkhorn

Old 09-03-18, 03:44 PM
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1986 Raleigh Elkhorn

I bought this new in 1986 and it's been in the back of my shed for many years. After donating the bike I used in my cross country ride last summer to an Air Force Veteran I had been "bikeless" until I had a local mobile bike repair service bring this baby back to life and I can't describe how great it is riding it again!
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Old 09-03-18, 05:41 PM
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Nothin' like old school rejuvenated. My Cimarron concurs. Enjoy!
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If you're using it for a cross-country ride, I assume you're sticking to paved roads and would recommend changing out the trail tyres for a set of high pressure road tyres. They will roll quieter and be notably faster. I'd also consider a pair of handlebar end extensions to provide an alternate hand position and to make climbing while standing easier. Have a safe and enjoyable journey!
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What a sweet ride, I just got one today, same year.
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The frame and fork details look like the Nishiki Colorado that I picked up last summer.
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