Info wanted: Mid-80s, 24"-wheeled, Raleigh 10-speed



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Matt Liggett

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When I was in middle school, some time around 1985, my
father bought for me a brand new Raleigh ten-speed
bicycle. It had, as I recall, "24-inch" wheels and was
supposed to be a youth model. The paint scheme was grey
and black, and it had friction shifters mounted either to
the stem or the handlebars. The drop bars were covered in
black foam rather than tape. The brake levers actually had
two sub-levers and could be actuated either from the drops
or from the top of the bars.

My parents claim to still have this bike in their garage,
though I haven't seen it in years. Does anybody know
anything about these bikes? Were they any good? (I sure
loved it, but what kid doesn't love his bike?) If I
wanted to get it in shape, would tires and tubes be
impossible to find?
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A Muzi

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Matt Liggett wrote:

> When I was in middle school, some time around 1985, my
> father bought for me a brand new Raleigh ten-speed
> bicycle. It had, as I recall, "24-inch" wheels and was
> supposed to be a youth model. The paint scheme was grey
> and black, and it had friction shifters mounted either to
> the stem or the handlebars. The drop bars were covered in
> black foam rather than tape. The brake levers actually had
> two sub-levers and could be actuated either from the drops
> or from the top of the bars.
>
> My parents claim to still have this bike in their garage,
> though I haven't seen it in years. Does anybody know
> anything about these bikes? Were they any good? (I sure
> loved it, but what kid doesn't love his bike?) If I
> wanted to get it in shape, would tires and tubes be
> impossible to find?

That's a Taiwan built Raleigh Record 24". Unremarkable.

Tires are the standard 24" lightweight 24x1-3/8 -540. Cheap
at any LBS which commonly services bicycles.
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Andrew Muzi www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1
April, 1971