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1984 Raleigh Olympian yay or nay

Old 07-12-12, 11:24 AM
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1984 Raleigh Olympian yay or nay

60 bucks?

https://rochester.craigslist.org/bik/3134872618.html
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Old 07-12-12, 11:36 AM
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1984 Raleigh Olympian yay or nay

Yay! Nice bikes. Might have to sink some money into it to get running/riding nice.
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im thinking of a complete tune up and cleaning, not much else..hopefully i get there before they sell it, i get out of work at 5
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Me thinks this will be gone by time you get there!!

The ad states the bike is in good condition. What is with the "a good tune up"???
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Pic for posterity. Cool color.

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I just picked up a mid-80's Olympian on Baltimore CL: A surprisingly nice frame ("Raleigh 555sl" tubing) with surprisingly crap components. I paid $25. I look forward to building it up as a nice city bike.
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Yeah, I let an Olympian get away once. It was a sweet bike. I shoulda bought it.
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Did the OP get it???
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got it, and i talked the guy down to 40... what a deal,.. great shape only the headset cup was broken, needs new tires too, pics to come...
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I ran an '83 Olympian as a fixie for 3 years and loved it. I believe it was called Raleigh 501 tubing. Nice feel. Wouldn't pass one up.
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got it, and i talked the guy down to 40... what a deal,.. great shape only the headset cup was broken, needs new tires too, pics to come...
Smart move. The DT shifters, cotterless alloy crank set, and adsence of "turkey levers" is all you need to see to send that e-mail request to come look it over. BTW, I have an '83/'84 Raleigh Touring 18 (Alyeska predecesor). My Raleigh is fantastic bike, and it is made in Japan. Good luck with your "catch of the day".

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rides nice and quiet, the headset feels a little tight, probably over tightened and thats why the cup broke, she was most definitely a garage queen, can't wait to start working on this one
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got it, and i talked the guy down to 40... what a deal,.. great shape only the headset cup was broken, needs new tires too, pics to come...
Dam, I need to take negotiating lessons from you!! Good Show!!

There is a special thrill out of getting a good bike at a low down price, nothing like it!!

BTW, today I am on my $90 Centurion Ironman Expert 88.. It is killer...
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It was near the bottom of the line of DECENT bikes. It rode nicely and was worth using as a commuter bike. Good enough to upgrade. I inherited my wife's ex-husband's Olympian. My daughter enjoyed it for a while, and then I sold it to a happy college student. I have a picture of her holding the bike somewhere. Nice bike, and you got a great value.
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this is probably a flip job.. i don't plan on riding this one too much, unless it grows on me it was just too good of deal to pass up, the guy didn't know anything about it, and as soon as i pointed out the broken headset cup, he was like "ohh... i didn't see that before"...... i said " i dont know, that and a new set of tires, i can do 40?", and he goes without hesitation.. "OK!!"

i walked away with a smile on my face...
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