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What year is my raleigh olympian?

Old 09-11-10, 07:11 PM
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What year is my raleigh olympian?

Hey guys never posted in vintage forums but i have a blue and gold raleigh olympian with 502 cro mo tubing and i was wondering what year it is and if theres a catalog or something.
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Hey guys never posted in vintage forums but i have a blue and gold raleigh olympian with 502 cro mo tubing and i was wondering what year it is and if theres a catalog or something.
I did a search on Raleigh olympian, and came up with this, hope this thread helps..


https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/310684-raleigh-olympian-worth-fixing-up.html
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Pics would help but Olympians date from about 1983 to 1985.

Catalogs to look at are available here:

https://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_catdata.html
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Look on the inside of the right crank; there should be a date code on it. (At least that was the case with a Raleigh Marathon I acquired from the same period.)
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its says 165 (bcd?) and 82 (year?)
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The 165 is probably the crank arm length (not bcd). the 82 is probably the year. On mine it had a D 83 on it which I took to mean April, 1983. Even with that, though, it's only a limiting factor (i.e., yours no older than 1982, but it could be newer).
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