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Raleigh Rampar- finished

Old 04-14-11, 07:31 AM
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Raleigh Rampar- finished

Just finished this last night, low end old Raleigh Rampar that I got from it's original owner.

I know a lot of people look down on stuff like this but I just love to rescue an old bike regardless of what it's worth, this one came out almost like new.















It should be finding it's way to a new home very soon.
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Old 04-14-11, 07:48 AM
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looks good! I like those center-pulls
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They're neat looking brakes but they weigh a ton. This bike is certainly no lightweight but it's not up to Varsity weight either.
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I have that derailleur on my daily commuter, no problems in 17 yrs.

Rampar, and that headbadge bring back some memories. Lots of buddies growing up had Rampar bmx bikes. I think I read they were made by mongoose for raleigh. but since they had road bikes in the brand line too it is kind of confusing. was rampar meant to be their budget brand?
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https://www.sheldonbrown.com/japan.html#raleigh

Raleigh & Rampar

Sometime in the '70s, Raleigh of England sold the U.S. rights to the Raleigh name to Huffy. During this period, some models were made in Japan, though most were sourced from Taiwan. The "Rampar" name was originally a house-brand name for parts distributed by Raleigh U.S.A. (RAleigh AMerica PArts) but was later applied to low-end Asian imported bikes distributed by Raleigh U.S.A.

Raleigh U.S.A. is now a division of Derby, along with Univega and Nishiki.
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Nice! I like the "Now Sports" shop sticker too; it's very '70s. The brakes are nicely different, though I can believe they're heavy all right.

Have to say though, any time I see a saddle tipped forward like that it makes my back hurt to look at it :-)
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Originally Posted by k_as_in_knife View Post
Nice! I like the "Now Sports" shop sticker too; it's very '70s. The brakes are nicely different, though I can believe they're heavy all right.

Have to say though, any time I see a saddle tipped forward like that it makes my back hurt to look at it :-)
That's just from tossing it on there, I can barely fit on it to test ride it because it's such a small bike so I don't spend any time getting it comfy for me.

I usually make a few adjustments when the buyer picks it up.
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