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Is this the good kind of Raleigh Record Ace?

Old 12-11-10, 04:19 PM
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Is this the good kind of Raleigh Record Ace?

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/gms/2106833095.html
Some how I don't think this is the really expensive kind. 1977. "Raleigh branded" components. Might be the remains of a 531 sticker there but it's hard to tell.
You have to scroll all the way down to see it.
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No. Basically a Record (low end).
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no, you want the one that looks like this.
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That's what I figured.
Those pale grey lugs are elegant.
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Grab it fast, what are you waiting for? When we start the next piece-of-crap pass along game, then that thang would be perfect.
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PDXAero, that is an awesome bike.

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The shifters on the handlebar stem are a dead giveaway - pass if asking more than $125.00. As are the extension levers on the brakes.
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Just bought a similar bike for the price of a 12-pack. $250?
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sailorbenjamin, I bought my Record Ace new in 1980. At that time Raleigh used the two once higher end names, Record and Record Ace to designate their bike boom bikes (there was a less expensive Record next to mine, but I don't remember the difference). They're good bikes at $100 or so and that one aside from the saddle looks original.

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It's a late 70's Record Ace. The decals and components are typical of the 77, 78, 79 Record Ace, maybe 1980.
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roccobike, Aside from color it's the same as my '80 was. The dealer I bought mine from told me that Record and Record Ace production was to be moved to Asia for 1981 so things might've changed then.

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It reminds me of the Team Record that I had a few years ago. It was a nothing bike but it was my size and free. I couldn't learn to live with the colors, though so I gave it away.
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FYI, this is the good kind of Raleigh Record Ace:

Weight, in racing trim, 19 1/2 lbs.
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