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1981 raleigh catalogue has anyone got one ?? for raleigh olympus ,arena ect

Old 12-13-12, 04:58 AM
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1981 raleigh catalogue has anyone got one ?? for raleigh olympus ,arena ect

as above guys has anyone got one please.
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Try The Headbadge, however I don't see those models listed.

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What market are you in, anthony? For some years, there were different catalogs for US, UK, etc., markets. In the mid-80s, the US market totally broke off from the UK market while the brand in the US was managed by Huffy for about 4 years. They used some of the traditional Raleigh names, only the high end bikes came from Raleigh in the UK; the others were sourced from Taiwan and Japan.
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sorry lads i meant to say im in the UK i can get hold of before and after years but i need the 81 catalogue i have phoned even raleigh this morning they have not got it ,i was extremely surprised them not having one .
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If you research the history of Raleigh, you will find that the original Raleigh company doesn't really exist anymore. They are a brand owned by a holding company that contracts the manufacture of bikes out to other companies. They went through bankruptcy and were sold a few times before they ended up where they are now, and there were several opportunities to lose archival data. There are a few people who have that data posted online but you've already found that the body of data is far from complete.
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sorry lads i meant to say im in the UK i can get hold of before and after years but i need the 81 catalogue i have phoned even raleigh this morning they have not got it ,i was extremely surprised them not having one .
Hi Anthonyfixit, welcome to C&R. I don't remember Raleigh issuing a new catalogue for 1981 - at least not at Ashplant's, my local Raleigh dealer back then - but it was a lot of years ago and my memory's not all it should be! What is it you want to know?
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...e-calatog-find

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they did i remember the catalogue they produced one every year to get everyones taste buds going when i was a nipper :-**

after specs and pictures im restoring a childs raleigh olympus

many thanks in helping with my quest ,at the minute it looks impossible but you guys know far more than me with these matters
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