I've been searching through craigslist for a road bike, and I ran across a decent-looking Raleigh Supercourse that's the right size and price ($300). However, neither I nor the current owner have any idea what year/model it is. Could you guys help me identify it?

The specs (that I know of) are:

Shifters: Shimano RX100

Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105

Front Derailleur: Exage 500LX

The Mystery Bike

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    Exage 500 LX was late 80s - early 90s. RX100 was early 90s. I'd look at Raleigh catalogues (you can find these online) from say 88-94, but I'd guess this is a 90-92. Does it have any stickers like Reynolds xyz or something else that might give some clues? It seems like the original craigslist poster thought this was a Raleigh super course.
    – Batman
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 23:51
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    Does the year really matter? If you like it, buy it.
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 0:05
  • I'd determine the model year from this answer: bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/47078/11160
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 1:02
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    I do agree with @RoboKaren - its not a particularly valuable bike or anything, and bikes are not like supermodels (the age doesn't matter that much). If it's in good condition and safe to ride, and you like it, its a decent enough bike to start out on til you find something you like. Just be sure to haggle. You can try BikeForums or something for valuations.
    – Batman
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 1:44
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    Possible duplicate of How can I tell what year my bike was made?
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 16:09


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