FOR SALE: 1984 Raleigh Crested Butte mountain bike

Up for sale is my 1984 Raleigh Crested Butte. It was the first year that Raleigh of America made true mountain bikes, and has a lot of the hallmarks of early production mountain bikes, like relaxed geometry and Deore components. Its slack geometry (68 degree angles) don’t make it a great bike for “real” mountain bikes these days, it is great for commuting and riding around town.

  • Frame size: 19″ (Please note: Due to its old-school frame geometry, it’s not going to fit the same as a modern 19″ mountain bike.)
  • Standover height: 29″
  • Drivetrain: 46-36-26 in front,  six speed 11-32 in rear. Takagi Tourney crankset (mostly, the non-drive crank has been replaced.) Shimano Deore “deerhead” front and rear derailleurs. Shimano Deore shifters.
  • Wheels: “Raleigh Sealed Bearing” hubs laced to Araya 26″ x 1.75″ aluminum rims.
  • Tires: Continental Retro Ride in Brown, 26″ x 2.0″ (50-559)
  • Fenders: Planet Bike Cascadia
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore cantilever
  • Levers: Shimano Deore
  • Handlebars: Civia Dupont

I’m asking $250 for this bike. Available for purchase in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland.

Also available are Suntour XC-II beartrap pedals that go with the bike for $75. Original bullmoose handlebars available on request.


12 thoughts on “FOR SALE: 1984 Raleigh Crested Butte mountain bike

    • I’ll try to pass it along to him, hopefully Bruce is still subscribing to comments!

      One thing to note, Chad, your Crested Butte is a beaut! But it doesn’t look like a 1984. Mine is an ’84 and is a darker brown with the 555 sticker. Yours is the more “cinnamon” color with the 575 sticker, which means it’s a 1985 or 1986 model.

  1. ok and thanks for the info.
    they most likely went to the unicrown fork to save some coin from the sloping crown on your old trusty brownie.
    can i send you many $1000 bills for your running this site?

    • Now that I’m thinking about it, I think your Crested Butte is a 1986. I think the 1985 still had the more traditional fork crown, they switched to the cheaper-to-make unicrown in 1986.

      And of course you can send me $1000 bills! 😀 (or just buy something from the store if you want to spend less)

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