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Old 08-21-16, 07:20 AM
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What's that bike??

I bought this Raleigh touring bike. Guess it was made in the late 80's bit i can't find the model. Do someone know?
This is the Craiglist add i bought the bike of, the pictures are in it!
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-velo-de-route/ottawa/raleigh-10-speeds-road-touring-bike/1192200627?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Thanks!

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Old 08-21-16, 07:37 AM
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I think you could identify the frame from the serial number, which is probably under the bottom bracket. That's how i identified my '84 Olympian. There is a registry online, I forget the link or I'd post it for you, sorry.
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Old 08-21-16, 07:48 AM
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something we already figured about Raleigh in the 80s.
Raleigh USA models were very different from other countries, and that would include Canada.

The Spirt components were mid-80s stuff.
It has modest components (including a press-fit splined crank that is not one-piece). Straight-gage TI tubing, low-trail geometry and fork which is good for load hauling.
The bike is a nice package with matching fenders, and worth making an offer to the seller if you don't care about weight, and want a good-riding and reliable bike.
His asking price is about the original price of the bike (not adjusted for inflation)

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Old 08-21-16, 08:05 AM
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There is nothing under the bb. If that could help, it has been made in Canada
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Raleigh serial number will be at the top rear of the seat tube
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Not a "touring" bike but would be a good around town bike.
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better than that, it's a useful hill climber and has the geometry for a load.
It's a better bike than an old rod-brake roadster, and if we want to compromise, let's call it a good utility bike.
Still today, people hunt down 70s Raleigh Grand Prix to build them into touring bikes, and it's rare to go on a tour without seeing one.

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Back in the mid '70's, we used to call a 10 speed with fenders setup like that a "Dutch Cruiser".
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