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    1987 Raleigh Seneca

There really isn't anything too special about this bike.  Just a mid-priced bike from the mountain bike "boom" era.  I just wanted one of these since it seems like I must have assembled and sold about 1,000 of these.  I worked at a Raleigh store in Kansas City and when we first opened, Raleigh was selling these super-cheap.  I think we bought a container (400 or so) of these and sold them for something like $250.  I think the less-than-manly color may have hurt them but the price seemed to make up for it!!

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Raleigh   Raleigh   Raleigh
 
Frame Triple Butted Cro-Moly
Fork Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya 26 x 1.50
Hubs Shimano HB-MN72 high flange sealed mechanism hubs (QR front, nutted rear)
Spokes Stainless Steel 4 cross
Tires Raleigh Mountain Tour
Pedals HTI Nylon
Crank Shimano FC-B124 with Biopace rings
Chain KMC
Rear Cogs Suntour 6 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Raleigh branded steel cup and cone
Front Derailleur Suntour XC Sport 7000
Rear Derailleur Suntour XC Sport 7000
Shifters Suntour 6 speed index thumb shifter
Handlebars Alloy riser
Stem Raleigh painted to match
Headset Generic steel
Brake set Shimano AT 50 cantilevers
Brake levers Shimano BL-AT50
Saddle Raleigh
Seat Post Strong
Colors Northwest Salmon
Size 18"
Serial #   7AA1031

 

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