Raleigh Royal

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by biggs682, 16 Mar 2019 at 17:24.

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  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Whilst I was looking at the Rider brand ?? the same seller mentioned that he had owned a Raleigh Royal from near enough new .
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    So once I had dismissed the Rider I asked to have a look at the Royal .
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    Big mistake as I ended up bringing it home .
     
    Last edited: 16 Mar 2019 at 18:20
  2. wisdom

    wisdom Veteran

    Location:
    Blackpool
    No mistake there it's a cracker but.....








    You should have bought both.:notworthy:
     
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  3. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Über Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    Wow, that's in good nick! Well cared for, obviously. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Buying a top quality Tourer like a Raleigh Royal could only ever be considered a mistake if you paid well over the odds for it.
    And given you are a seasoned steel bike owner who knows the market, I'd be very surprised if you didn't get a good deal.
     
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  5. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    They always seem to go for a higher than average price and having owned a few in the past i like the way they ride and i am happy with what i paid for it considering the market and it's condition .
     
  6. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    I've noticed they tend to fetch fairly strong money, just like the Dawes Galaxy often does. Never ridden a Royal, but the frame is very like the Galaxy, and I know they ride nicely so I would imagine the Royal is a similar ride. I wouldn't expect an outrageous bargain on either of those bike models unless scruffy or badly advertised. They both have a strong following amongst steel enthusiasts and they won't date badly unlike bikes done in garish multi-coloured liveries that were briefly all the rage at one time.
     
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  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    Very Nice :becool:
     
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  8. Illaveago

    Illaveago Guru Photo Winner

    Chrome forks ! What more could you want ?


    It looks nice !
     
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    Large flanges
     
  10. Illaveago

    Illaveago Guru Photo Winner

    Oh ah! Forgot that .

    If it rides anything like my Granada it should be good .
     
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  11. stalagmike

    stalagmike Enormous member

    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Looks nice. I like the drilled FD.
     
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  12. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Suntour Raleigh V GT Luxe rear

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    Front looks like a Raleigh Suntour Compe V five hole

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    Both work like a charm :smile:
     
  13. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Just back from my first road test and apart from a wibbly wobbly back wheel it rides like a charm ^_^
     
  14. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    Location:
    52 Festive Road
    Front was reverse action if I remember mine
     
  15. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Correct it just caught me out till I remembered .

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    Love the box lining on these .
     
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