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


Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 14:37:39 -0400
From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: Monkeyman <monkey37@bluemarble.net>
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Re: Raleigh Postman Bike, worth buying?
References: <l03130300b614e450d4b5@[128.111.201.65]>


I bought my daughter a Taiwan-built Rampar Raleigh 24" wheel junior road bike in about 1982. Like the Rampar in question, very fuctional and a good value for the cheap price. Not at all elegant or collectable though.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Monkeyman wrote:
> > <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=462843120">
> >eBay item 462843120 (Ends Oct-15-00 17:47:18 PDT) - 70's Raleigh Mens 28" Rod
> >B</A>
> >http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=462843120
> >
> >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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