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#1 2010-02-10 10:06am

steck
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1980 Raleigh Supercross

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1980 Raleigh Supercross

rare Canadian model



flat black, base model BMX
looking for one of these for a long time, as it was my bike as a kid.   we quickly added the yellow or blue vinyl snap pad set to these , and same color tires...lol
the rich kids had the norco's with those mag wheels, but we had these cheapies !!


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#2 2010-02-10 12:11pm

cnc6306
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

cool bike cool


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#3 2010-02-14 7:51am

pitbaldridge
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

cool , but it looks like a restickered burner . raleigh sold many of the same models under different names in different countrys . not to be a dik , but i bet you could have stickered a burner and it would have been the same thing . i think i may have the same frame actually .


in fact , check out the thruster listed in the next row up from yours right above your entry . it started out as a panter and was restored as a vanishing point frame cause panter were just restickered thrusters .  perfect example of what im talking about .

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#4 2010-02-20 7:29am

steck
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

pitbaldridge wrote:

cool , but it looks like a restickered burner . raleigh sold many of the same models under different names in different countrys . not to be a dik , but i bet you could have stickered a burner and it would have been the same thing . i think i may have the same frame actually .


in fact , check out the thruster listed in the next row up from yours right above your entry . it started out as a panter and was restored as a vanishing point frame cause panter were just restickered thrusters .  perfect example of what im talking about .

from a business sense, i dont know why Raleigh wouldnt do that...

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#5 2010-02-20 7:53am

tj_24
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From: Brantford ON, Canada
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

was that bike in Canada as a blue max or red max?my buddy had one I had the norco forceIII


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#6 2010-08-13 5:58pm

steck
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

tj_24 wrote:

was that bike in Canada as a blue max or red max?my buddy had one I had the norco forceIII

i cant remember any blue max or red max - but envied the norco's...(force 3's and the spitfires..)  on the hunt for one them !!


a little update, got around to doing a minor resto on it...gehy bars, but thats what they had !!

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still lacking a little pizzazzz....what should i do next...white seatpost ?  yellow seat ?  yellow tires ?

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#7 2010-09-01 12:35pm

MX Matt
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

The Raleigh Supercross sold for about $150 in Canada around 1980~1981.  It had a flat black frame and chrome forks, wheels, seatpost and handlebars.  It had only a rear coaster brake.

Around 1981~1982 Raleigh added the Red Barron ($170?) and Blue Max ($210?) models.

The Red barron's frame and forks were painted red and it had yellow tires, seat and grips.  It also had a cheap chrome steel rear caliper brake but retained the same chrome coaster brake wheels as the Supercross.

The Blue Max's frame was silver with blue tires, seat, wheels, etc.  The Blue max had blue anodized aluminum alloy rims and hubs with free wheel and blue aluminum caliper brakes.

All 3 models had the same heavy carbon steel frame with crude welds and all were made in Canada.

There was also a higer end model called Pro-Am which did not share any major parts with the 3 lower models dascribed above.

I like your gold pedals!  For your Supercross project, yellow, red or blue tires would be era correct as would any red, blu or gold anodized 'upgrade' parts.  The gripping force from the original single screw gooseneck on these bikes was far to weak and the bars would slip constantly.  A common upgrade was a 4 bolt gooseneck.  e.g. Tuf Neck, Mongoose, Suntour or ACS.

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#8 2011-05-10 10:28pm

Phil-Diddy
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

I just bought one today!, along with a Raleigh "Missile", I have never seen them before


My favorite bike is Kuwahara!

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#9 2011-08-07 7:42pm

ghisty
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

yeah i found one of these in some dumpster about to scrapped for weight..
threw it in the back of the car and i was out..no money down..this is after a bit of work.....

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#10 2012-04-12 12:24am

CanadianBMX
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

Classic supercross i remember seeing lots of these you still come across one once in a while .

Check out my Raleigh Blue max i love old raleighs too


I collect/hoard/fix/buy/sell BMX bikes , vintage road bikes , cruisers , mtb , bikes in general ....
Also do the same with old school chevys and classic cars/trucks

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#11 2013-08-27 12:00pm

Stompin' Stu
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Supercross

I had a Raleigh Supercross BITD. In my neighbourhood they were pretty fly. It was stolen from our garage after 43 days of owning it. I was pissed, and though it was locked up (thieves cut through the wire coiled lock), I learned a lesson that day: always go out of your way to protect your ride. I saw this total badass riding one a few weeks later, and the rumour was that it was mine, but there was little I could do and everyone knew it. The badass was the older brother of another older kid I sort of knew. There were too many of them and they didn't care about consequences. He's probably face down in a gutter now, some 30 years later.

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