Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

What Raleigh model is this?

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

What Raleigh model is this?

Old 10-10-11, 05:29 PM
  #1  
jacos5
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What Raleigh model is this?



Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Hey guys, thinking of getting my first road bike and some guy is selling this for around 80 bucks. He said something about it being a 410 but I can't seem to find that model on the internet. Is it worth the price he's asking? He said it works fine jsut that the chain needs to be greased due to storage and I'll need to buy one tube for it. This would be my first road bike so I don't care to invest too much into it.
jacos5 is offline  
Old 10-10-11, 06:00 PM
  #2  
fishymamba
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: SoCal T.O.
Posts: 2,172

Bikes: CAAD9-6, 13' Dawes Haymaker 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Might want to ask in the classic and vintage forum. People there know their stuff.
fishymamba is offline  
Old 10-10-11, 06:04 PM
  #3  
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,266

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It is an entry level model... stem shifters and suicide levers are usually a clear indication of this.

Cannot make out the exact model from the image but could be a later model Grand Prix or Record.
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 10-10-11, 07:43 PM
  #4  
jacos5
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
It is an entry level model... stem shifters and suicide levers are usually a clear indication of this.

Cannot make out the exact model from the image but could be a later model Grand Prix or Record.
Some guy on the classic and vintage forum said it might be a Capri with 410 tubing. Would you consider the 80 a good deal despite my limited knowledge of it?
jacos5 is offline  
Old 10-11-11, 07:54 AM
  #5  
jacos5
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bump
jacos5 is offline  
Old 10-11-11, 08:23 AM
  #6  
Diegomayra
Too Fat for This Sport
 
Diegomayra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 698

Bikes: 2011 Cannondale Supersix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
$80 for an entry-level bike in good riding condition is usually always a good deal. If you want to use it to ride distance or climb hills I would suggest moving on and expanding your budget to $200. Since this is going to be your first roadbike I would do yourself a favor and extend your budget to at least $200, you will be able to get a late 80's/early 90's quality bike, if the cycling bug bites you might find out that you don't have enough bike for $80.

You might even get lucky, but be patient.
Scored this for $25, yep $25 for full 105 Centurion Dave Scott



Paid $150 for this Miyata 721a

Miyata 721A by Diegomayra, on Flickr


Good Luck, my advice is move on, since this is your first bike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_0069.JPG (67.1 KB, 5 views)
Diegomayra is offline  
Old 10-11-11, 03:18 PM
  #7  
jacos5
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post
$80 for an entry-level bike in good riding condition is usually always a good deal. If you want to use it to ride distance or climb hills I would suggest moving on and expanding your budget to $200. Since this is going to be your first roadbike I would do yourself a favor and extend your budget to at least $200, you will be able to get a late 80's/early 90's quality bike, if the cycling bug bites you might find out that you don't have enough bike for $80.

You might even get lucky, but be patient.
Scored this for $25, yep $25 for full 105 Centurion Dave Scott



Paid $150 for this Miyata 721a

Miyata 721A by Diegomayra, on Flickr


Good Luck, my advice is move on, since this is your first bike.
Those are some pretty awesome finds. But honestly I've been stalking the roadbike section on craigslist for quite some time, but I almsot never see roadbikes going for 200. that's why I jumped on this deal. Honestly this will probably be used for only moderate excersise. I own two other MTB, (both trek 3500s, 2012 and 2005). And honestly road bikes aren't very popular where I live, so I don't catch much. If I can get the priced lowered a bit, I'll probably go for it. Thank you for the input.

Last edited by jacos5; 10-11-11 at 03:18 PM. Reason: because
jacos5 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JSNYC
Tandem Cycling
10
01-31-11 11:21 AM
bbattle
Bicycle Mechanics
10
01-08-11 01:41 PM
adxm
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
21
04-17-07 11:44 AM
monogodo
Foo
16
11-13-04 12:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.