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Raleigh Technium 440(7 posts)

Raleigh Technium 440GTrider215
Jun 5, 2001 12:22 PM
Hello im thinking about buying a Raleigh Technium 440 off of someone and i was wondering if anyone could tell me like the RETAIL value or if this bike is any good. he is selling it for 250 dollars. I would apperciate some help, thank you.

Chris
re: Raleigh Technium 440Rusty Coggs
Jun 5, 2001 2:11 PM
It depends....how old is it,what components are on it and what is the condition.Weren't the Technium Ralieghs older vintage made with various materials using lugged and glued(bonded) construction, and if so there may be issues with the construction.
re: Raleigh Technium 440GTrider215
Jun 5, 2001 4:11 PM
It is brand new and it has Shimano Biopace Exage Motion derailleurs, Raleigh main frame tubes 6061-T8 Thermal bonded Alcoa Aluminum, SR Sakae Custom Modolo Anatomic Bend handlebars, Exage Motion brakes. thsoe are some of the things.
HonestlySpoke Wrench
Jun 5, 2001 5:47 PM
I wouldn't pay more than $100.00 for that bike. I really think that somewhere between $50.00 and $100.00 would be a reasonable fair market price.

Essentially you have a 10 year old road bike with 10 year old technology. Even if the bike hasn't been ridden, the grease in the bearings may have hardened, cables rusted, tires dry rotted etc. You can pour a ton of money into an old bike like this and, in the end, still just have an old bike.

By comparison, this afternoon I assembled a Giant OCR with an aluminum frame and Sora components which would be a modern equivlent to your Raleigh. The regular retail price for this bike is $549 which includes a new bike warranty and unlimited free service for the first year.
Honestlyfuzzybunnies
Jun 5, 2001 6:57 PM
The giant perigee of about the same year sold for 500.00 450.00 on sale which was full exxage with biopace and a steel frame. I'd probably be worried more about the frame since these bonded frames weren't the most reliable. I'd have to agree with an estimate of 100.00 though I could see going to 150.00 if it's brand new. TTFN
re: Raleigh Technium 440GTrider215
Jun 5, 2001 7:39 PM
IS it like a Wallmart bike or is it ok to ride its just a little oldr model bike cause im not really worried about if my bikes brand new and up too date or whatver, thanks.
re: Raleigh Technium 440Rusty Coggs
Jun 6, 2001 7:41 AM
It's not a wal-mart bike. It was an ok bike in its day,but that day is long past. Raliegh made lots of the Techniums in both road and mountian types.