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Info about new Raleigh Heritage bikes?(10 posts)

Info about new Raleigh Heritage bikes?acp
Sep 12, 2002 8:33 AM
Does anyone have any info about the new line of Raleigh Heritage bikes? Reviews seem to be positive and frame sets seem nice. Any first hand knowledge?
mine brokeLC
Sep 12, 2002 8:53 AM
Had one of those frames about a week before broke. Hit a small pot hole (the same one I hit on every training ride) and it broke near the bottom bracket. Got a nice looking piece of junk now.
have you considered ...ClydeTri
Sep 12, 2002 9:16 AM
riding around that pot hole? hit it on EVERY training ride?
or have you considered ...gregario
Sep 12, 2002 9:26 AM
returning it? Seems like a frame shouldn't break a week after buying it while you're JRA, unless the pothole was 3 feet deep.
HA HA HA! "I dunno, man, I was JRA and BAM! hit thisscottfree
Sep 12, 2002 9:55 AM
3-foot pothole, now my frame's AFU, think I could get a new one on warranty??"

Take it to the LBS! Say just that!
Can't return itLC
Sep 12, 2002 1:11 PM
Although the frame was brand new, I tried to be a cheap ass and bought it on eBay. Sometimes saving money ends up costing more!
re: Info about new Raleigh Heritage bikes?Mike P
Sep 12, 2002 10:56 AM
I ended up getting an International as a replacement for another frame (R800) from Raleigh. It is not one I would have gone out and bought on my own (I don't care for the paint style) but it seems like an ok frame. I plan on keeping it until I can find another "second" bike.

Professional, not International. Sorry. nm .Mike P
Sep 12, 2002 11:32 AM
Got one for my wife (great trade!)Dale Brigham
Sep 12, 2002 12:48 PM

I bought a Raleigh International for my lovely, talented, and athletic wife, and she loves it. The frame is made of Columbus Zona tubing drawn in cool shapes (i.e., un-round cross-sections) in all but seat and head tubes, it has Campagnolo 10 speed Centaur drivetrain and brakes, the wheels (proprietary low-spoke count items) are surviving nicely (wife is good at "finding" potholes in road), and it looks good to her (and me). We changed only saddle and stem and added pedals (not included). The drivetrain has been trouble free (shifts better than my Chorus 9 speed), as has the rest of the bike. The price was right. What's not to like?

1999 UnivegaWalter
Sep 12, 2002 1:22 PM
Both Univega and Raleigh are owned by Derby and when they stopped the Univega line the Columbus steel Campy equipped line-up became Raleighs. Mine's one of the lower ones made from Thron tubing. No lightweight but I like it quite abit. Good prices and Derby is a US company so support should be easily had if you buy thru a sanctioned source.

As more than a bit of a retro fan I think it cool to see some of the old names back on the road even if they're not made in Nottingham.