[Classicrendezvous] Re: Re: Raleigh Postman Bike, worth buying?

(Example: Bike Shops:R.E.W. Reynolds)

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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 11:01:12 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Monkeyman" <monkey37@bluemarble.net>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Re: Raleigh Postman Bike, worth buying?

> <A HREF="http://ebay.com/<blah>
>eBay item 462843120 (Ends Oct-15-00 17:47:18 PDT) - 70's Raleigh Mens 28" Rod
>There are far more of these bikes than than there are buyers.
>But the ride is sweet.

I'm mostly a lurker, but I needed to chime in on this one. No this bike isn't really worth $300+ shipping, unless you REALLY want it. First, the frame is not built in England. If you look at the seat tube and see that angular gold "R" that is a Rampar built fame from Asia. An English built one will have the Heron sticker instead. These bikes were built specificly for the noststalga market and are of really questionable quality. I saw many of these bikes when I worked for The Bikesmith in Seattle and we would be lucky to get $200 for one. Sometimes we would see "the real deal" and those usually sold in the $300-$350 range if all the parts were there and it worked alright.

I must add that I did own one of these Rampar built Raleighs and it was a really fun bike to ride for crusing the bars. If you look around at swap meets and antique stores you should be able to find one for less than $200.

enjoy, monkeyman

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