Raleigh Teton.......CHROME.

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  1. julesjunk

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    Went to look at a 60's Schwinn (fellow RRB member) yesterday looking to treat myself for fathers day. Liked the Schwinn, but didn't want to give his price. Asked him what else he had. Said he just picked up a cool Mountain bike. Said I had NO interest in MB's. No......., you ought to look at it, he said. So I did. And I love it!! It's a little intimidating, it's so big. I need a step ladder to get on it. :) Raleigh Teton Mountain Tour. Like new in condition. Built sometime between 1985 and 89. I think it's an 89. Amazing.......
    Anyone know anything about this line of bikes?

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    Jules

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    Oh My. It's beautiful. Being a rather tall guy, I'm a sucker for large frame bikes.
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    Very nice. Love the chromes.
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    love the chrome mountainbikes

    i have never seen spoke reflectors like that either...your lucky those are even there
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    :shock: I know that it's SCHWEEEEEEEEEEEEET!! :!: :wink:
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    I have a friend who's always on the lookout for tall bikes. Especially MB's. He's 6' - 7". Needless to say, even this bike wasn't tall enough for him, without an extra tall seat post. It would be a drag to be that tall, and have a love for bikes......
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    It looks like Raleigh's answer to the Schwinn Sierra, Though that one is much nicer! I love the bullmoose bars on that, just like my 10-speed. 8)

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    I found one at a garage sale one time in my neighborhood.....exact same model...and it was tall too!

    My guess is early 80s....probably an 83 or 84 model.

    Has some nice ARAYA like wheels and the bull moose bars are cool too.
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    Yea, I feel like a little kid standing beside it. A friend of mine stopped by last night. Tall guy. And swapped me out of it........
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    If I still lived in KC, I would have attempted the same thing.
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    I hope he swapped you something good, 'cause that was a great bike!
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    Cool goose neck. :mrgreen:
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    would be good in a competition too because everyone else riding would get blinded and fall off their bikes :)
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    Isn't that the truth!......
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    I swapped for another MB (destined for CL) and some construction materials. He definitely got the better deal, but he's a good friend, and I've not seen him this excited in a long time. Chances are, I'll get it back in the end....
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    I owned this bike in Las Vegas circa 1983-84. I had parked my new RX7 for a year and rode this beauty exclusively. It's a great bike. Built like a tank and very dependable. I then moved to Bellingham WA where it was stolen in '86. Day after college let out. Don't suspect I'll ever hear from it again. But I really liked that bike. You wouldn't go wrong to buy it.

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