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    Raleigh skylite Techinum

    Any one know any thing about Raleigh skylite Techinum
    I just saved one from becoming scrap metal. It's in very
    good shape, all original , other than it bar. I have done
    a lot of googling and looking, but the only thing I found is
    a single photo. I have found a little on Techinum bikes in
    general, but not this bike.

    I looks like a hybrid/MTB type bike looks like about 1988-89ish.
    I am going to clean it up and sell it at some point in time.
    The tire say mountain bike on the sides, but not reall a MTB tire by
    todays standard.
    Would be cool to know a little more about it, and if it was marketed
    as a MTB or hybrid.

    The stains on the packaging indicate freshness

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    Just don't ask what it's worth, and this will all be fine.

    I have no idea on the model, I'm sure someone here does though....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Just don't ask what it's worth, and this will all be fine.

    I have no idea on the model, I'm sure someone here does though....
    Yea, I am sure their is no value it, being it was not very popular.
    I am practicing fixing up old cheep bikes, until I get the hang of old school stuff.
    Then I will work my way up to an Alex Singer or a Rene Herse.
    The stains on the packaging indicate freshness

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    Gothcha. Well, this group is more skewed towards the MTB end of things, but there's a few here who appreciate a nice, well appointed old school randonneur.

    Have a buddy with several Herse's and Singers actually.

    Things is, then he found Ebisu, and now has a few of those, and the list goes on. Good luck stopping once you pop that top.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Raleigh did the Sky Lite and City Lite bikes which were just their around-town bikes. The City Lite even used a rear drum brake. Made in USA bonded aluminum frames were kinda neat. They City Lites were closed out at a pretty hefty discount and came with an additional rear drum wheel since the original ones were not powerful enough.

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    Thanks First Flight,
    onc e I get around to working on it, I may put on a bar more city bike/cruiser style.
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