Can anybody tell me the age of this Raleigh Team 12

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by craisin, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. craisin

    craisin New Member

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    Its a Raleigh Team12 it didnt have those rear brakes on it originally
    It had Race type bars with friction shifters on the stem.
    If its 40 years old registration is cheaper:thumbsup:
     

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  2. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    So the bars are what they go by in terms of year for registration? Are you in the USA?
     

  3. craisin

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    No Im a kiwi guy from New Zealand
    Do you mean the height of the top bar
     
  4. HandsomeRyan

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    I believe there is a way to look up the serial number (should be on the bottom of the BB shell) to determine age. My vote is unfortunately that looks to be a late 80's or 90's model
     
  5. craisin

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    whats a BB shell? Ryan
     
  6. craisin

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    oh is it bottom bracket shells there a number under there its 778
     
  7. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    No way is it 40! Probably less than 20.
     
  8. craisin

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    found out last night they stopped making Raleighs in Notingham in the mid 70s
    Theres a little paper sticker on the top of the bottom bracket that says made in Taiwan:rolleyes: So its got to be made in the late 70s to 80s
    Sorry I lost the original pic of it in my phone and the handlebars and stem were rusty as and Ive touched the white up in places with twink
     
  9. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    Absolutely no way 70's or even 80's... it's not old !
     
  10. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    is bike registration expensive over there? what can it cost anyway?
     
  11. craisin

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    registration has just gone up for all motorbikes including mopeds
    Before it cost me about $25 for 3 months but the bike was a motorcross bike with a 50cc motor on it and registered as a moped.
    wil post a pic of the other bike as I have to start my other PC
     

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  12. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    Turn the bike over and get the number off the crank housing.

    That tells all.
     
  13. craisin

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    yeah right that number i quoted up there the other part of the number must be under the plastic guide for the gear cable

    the yellow and blue bike has a green sticker put on by the Police i took the motor out to show i wasnt riding it anymore:rolleyes:
     

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  14. antibard

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    looks to me like the paint scheme is based on the mid 80s raleigh panasonic team.

    it's the same as is featured right at the bottom of radpropaganda Raleigh Team / Pro Frames Timeline

    i'm certainly not suggesting it's a team pro frame! just that it's a contemporary frame.
     
  15. craisin

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    I think you are right and it didnt have a bit of aluminum on the whole bike so it was a budget job with a team paint job

    It would be too hard to pass it off as 40 years old thx
     
  16. fuxter

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    Hi,

    i would guess mid to late eighties MTB with Panasonic colours, but not in the correct place/order. Not 40 yrs old......

    Dave