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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Hi

I have seen a bike for sale outside someones garage.

I had a quick look and from what I can make out its a Raleigh Pioneer (I think) in burgundy, lightweight 4130 cromo frame. It has RSP hubs front and rear.

Assuming it is a Pioneer is it worth buying, the price is £60 ?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Not really, unless you like it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:27 pm 
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chris667 wrote:
Not really, unless you like it.


Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:30 pm 
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Some of those Pioneers are great bikes ; I don't recall a burgundy one but the old Pioneer Trails etc. were fundamentally 29'ers YEARS ahead of the curve. I'd give 60 quid for one of those.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:36 pm 
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kampos wrote:
Some of those Pioneers are great bikes ; I don't recall a burgundy one but the old Pioneer Trails etc. were fundamentally 29'ers YEARS ahead of the curve. I'd give 60 quid for one of those.


I only had a quick look over it, it was maroon/burgundy, shimano brake levers, cantis, 4130 cromo tubing and the hubs were shiny alloy with RSP on them, possibly Raleigh Special Products ?

Ill drive by tomorrow and have another check :wink:

And it was £40 and not £60 :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:56 pm 
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I never said they weren't good. I merely said they weren't worth any money.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:59 pm 
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chris667 wrote:
I never said they weren't good. I merely said they weren't worth any money.


I know :)

I am a sucker for Raleighs of that age, just don't know much about the Pioneer.

As long as its not built and designed like the (dare I type the word) activator :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Whats wrong with the Activator?!

I have a RSP (Raleigh Special Products) hubs here and it's pretty low end.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Do it! £40 is great. We sell lots of pioneers in our Store second hand. People love them!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:20 pm 
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ExeterJake wrote:
Do it! £40 is great. We sell lots of pioneers in our Store second hand. People love them!


Ill go and have a look tomorrow armed with £40 :)

Although do I need yet another bike :facepalm:


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