What kind of bike is this?

Tyresch

New Member
So I've had this in my backyard for awhile and I decided instead of buying a new bike I was going to fix up the one back there. I start to remove everything from the frame and decide to take a break. Now I'm on my phone for 20+ minutes trying to figure out what year this is, can anyone help? 15601072203913633697903508565427.jpg
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It's a rebranded Raleigh, not brilliant but not bad either.
 

Spiderweb

Not So Special One
Location
North Yorkshire
It’s an old rigid mountain bike frame. With the dropped top tube I guess it female specific probably made around 1998.
 
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SkipdiverJohn

Deplorable Brexiteer
Location
London
It's a rebranded Raleigh.

Is it?? I didn't know there was any connection between Raleigh and Diamondback!. If so, that would surely date the frame to after 1999 then, when they stopped building them in Nottingham.
As far as the general design goes, hi-tensile 26" rigids are all much of a muchness apart from minor geometry variations. Useful utility bikes though, good solid construction, even the low-budget market models.
 
It's a pretty decent bike for that time. Diamondbacks are now sold in sporting goods stores, but then, it was bike shop quality. I had some early ones, they were on a par with Giant.
 
Is it?? I didn't know there was any connection between Raleigh and Diamondback!. If so, that would surely date the frame to after 1999 then, when they stopped building them in Nottingham.
As far as the general design goes, hi-tensile 26" rigids are all much of a muchness apart from minor geometry variations. Useful utility bikes though, good solid construction, even the low-budget market models.
It's a pretty decent bike for that time. Diamondbacks are now sold in sporting goods stores, but then, it was bike shop quality. I had some early ones, they were on a par with Giant.

That's why Raleigh bought em
 
Is it?? I didn't know there was any connection between Raleigh and Diamondback!. If so, that would surely date the frame to after 1999 then, when they stopped building them in Nottingham.
As far as the general design goes, hi-tensile 26" rigids are all much of a muchness apart from minor geometry variations. Useful utility bikes though, good solid construction, even the low-budget market models.
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiyq4KNzOTiAhXR5-AKHbpcDscQFjAAegQIABAB&url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamondback_Bicycles&usg=AOvVaw0hsU5THA4LuimYjzB4kCos

Like I say not bad bikes.
 
But Accell lost the Dick's Sporting Goods account last year.
Dick Stack sells a few bikes over here.
Now looks like Dorel stuff(Pacific, Schwinn, Mongoose, Etc.), and Nishiki.
That's sad, Dick's always had better bikes than grocery/big box stores.
This is why I like the oldies.
 
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