Hi all, hope everyone is enjoying there bank holiday weekend. Can anyone give me any advice on this bike? Is it worthless? It seems to have a back pedal break and 3 gears think it's from 80s? Thanks in advance
It's what is called a 'beach cruiser'. Very popular in The States but not in Europe or UK. Where are you?
Not much value in any of those places but should provide reliable local transport if it's in serviceable condition.
If from 80s, it may well be from the few years where Raleigh USA was split from Raleigh Europe. Not worthless but I don't think it's a collector's item worth much either. If it fits you and the gears have been kept greased or oiled and adjusted correctly, it'll be comfortable but not fast. Very much a beach cruiser.
That’s a stock photo likely from a catalogue given its small size and clean white background. Does the person you are buying the bike from have any actual photos of the bike they are selling? Don’t buy any bike that doesn’t have any actual photos in the sellers listing.