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1984 Raleigh Racing R2500

#1 2013-06-16 10:39pm

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1984 Raleigh Racing R2500

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1984 Raleigh Racing R2500

Lovin it!!

Sweet survivor!!! SOLD, love the rear drops and the light smooth ride.. This is one of my favorite 20" rides to date.. All stock from the grips to tires to the raleigh seat and pads...


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Blue, you’re my boy!!!

YOU’RE MY BOY BLUE!!!
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#2 2014-01-29 7:51am

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Re: 1984 Raleigh Racing R2500

Nice bike, I have one almost identical to this one but with one main difference, mine is a 5-speed.  It has a Suntour thumb shift and the 5-speed rear cog.  It looks to be all original because it has the original wheels with Raleigh 20 x 1 3/8 tires.  I've never seen one like this and didn't know it existed, you wouldn't have and info about a 5-speed version of this bike, would you?

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#3 2015-06-29 1:06pm

polanco
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Racing R2500

awesome, I just scored an identical r2500, and am surprised at the little to no info about these models.

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#4 2016-02-18 4:01pm

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Re: 1984 Raleigh Racing R2500

Was able to obtain a Raleigh R2500 frame in 2014.  Just scored the forks and the correct handlebars this year (2016).  Let the build begin.  No doubt - this frame set has to be one of the most overlooked, IMO.  The welds are classic Raleigh - PERFECT!  Admittedly, the frame is slightly heavy compared to the Hutches, S/W, Kuwa and RL's of the day.  However, Raleigh used superior steel tubing (slightly heavier, but likely higher quality steel, thicker wall = last lifetimes).  Also, this frame has an incredible chrome application - the chrome is hard as diamond.  The chrome will not simply flake off like some of the GT products of that era.  If you have this frame set, hold on to it or ask a fare price for its quality.  The rear drop-outs are by far the most elegant of the 80's and were probably expensive to produce.  I think due to the rear drop-out design/expense, this frame set was a short production run.  Any Raleigh die hard collector would give part of their right arm for this frame set.  No doubt - I'm keeping mine.  Future grandkids will ride it.    BMteXican - Out!


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#5 2016-02-27 10:13am

polanco
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Racing R2500

this frame is exotic indeed. have one for sale at the swapmeet, needs an OA bath though. kept the fork for my sole remaining 80's racing bike.

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