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Raleigh? Road Runner? Venture?

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Old 07-04-06, 03:17 PM
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Raleigh? Road Runner? Venture?

Howdy - I've been looking for a nice steel, lugged mt. bike frame to refurb/build up as a single speed. Bridgestone MB's, Specialized Rockhoppers, ect. Then I came along what *looks to be* a nice, steel, lugged, Raleigh Mountain Tour. Except the labels say Road Runner/Venture Mountain Tour. I read somewhere that Raleigh produced bikes that were distributed under these labels...but I also read that Road Runner is a crappy "grocery store"-brand. Attached is a link to the bike. Is this thing any good?

I'm almost positive its a Raleigh - its got the Raleigh lugs on the head tube and fork crown...but I'm just curious why theyd market the same bike under a different brand...

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Originally Posted by cybrmarc
I'm almost positive its a Raleigh - its got the Raleigh lugs on the head tube and fork crown...but I'm just curious why theyd market the same bike under a different brand...

http://cybrmarc.tripod.com/mttour.jpg
It wouldn't suprise me at all. Raleigh has produced house brands for several companies for decades. You do what you have to, to fill the factory and keep the employees working. Companies pay a premium to have their name/brand applied to bicycles, so there is actually more profit in making in making house brands.
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