Raleigh Carlton Super Course...just brought it home!

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HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Well, its been a while since I've gotten a great deal on a bike my size (well, since the Panasonic DX-4000), and today was my day to get a great one!

I just happened upon a listing on Facebook that was 32 minutes old, and was less than a half hour from my house. I was the first to contact the very nice seller named Bill, telling him I could leave my house immediately to come and get it if he was home (which he was). He was waiting outside his house for me, and had just done a quick wipe-down of the bike. He was the original owner, purchasing the bike while in college in Florida. He kept it safe and sound and took care of it all these years, but figured it was time to let it go. I told him about my bikes, etc., and he said he was happy it was going to me and would be taken care of.

I still can't believe the condition it's in,I LOVE the color, and I'm going to assume it's from 1979 or so. He thinks he bought it in the early 80's, but the front hub shows 79 if that's accurate. You can please let me know when you can.

Drum Roll please.....I paid $60 for it...his asking price...because he wanted a quick sale... :tonguewink: Tons of "as brought home" photos to see. I'm still pinching myself.

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bikerbluz

Finally riding a big boys bike
Absolutely gorgeous bike Harpo!! Raleighs from that era are hard to beat imho. Nice history on it to. Can’t wait to see the meticulous clean up you always do on your projects. Congrats on a great score and addition to your collection.
 

1motime

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Very nice Raleigh! Should clean up nicely. Looks to only be a bit of dirt and grease. Came with the new tires and seat? Either way a great deal. Have fun!
 

HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Very nice Raleigh! Should clean up nicely. Looks to only be a bit of dirt and grease. Came with the new tires and seat? Either way a great deal. Have fun!

Yup...as you see it is as I purchased it. Kind of large at 32, should have been 25 I would assume.
 

HARPO

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
HARPO, you always find the gems. Beautiful bike.

Lucky, I guess...but not always. I missed a Black Phantom that was sitting on Facebook Marketplace for days until I saw it. Contacted the seller, but he had already accepted an offer hours before. It was a good price. Also, a Red Phantom on ebay that I was outbid with seconds left after my high bid was hit. Both bikes within a few days.:mad:

This bike makes up for it a little... :tonguewink:
 
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