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This is a 1979 or possibly '78 Rampar R-9 survivor that I recently bought from a former Raleigh employee of the Boston, Mass. Raleigh plant. This bike was used for parts fitting, color selection, trade shows and catalog photos. It was never sold and never left the plant except maybe for trade shows. When the plant closed down, employees could take home whatever bikes they wanted either for free, or at severely discounted prices. This R-9 and a '78 Team Rampar were taken home by the person I bought them from, and stored in his basement for 30+ years.

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Was just talking about these frames with a buddy. This is a super dope example. Thanks for posting.

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That is killer. The finish os rich. The R stamped SR stem is a beauty. Enjoy.

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Yes! A sweet scoot indeed. I don't know why but some folks don't like those SR stems with the double bumps on the cap. I've had a couple over the years and like em fine. I had a bare one with no stamping on the cap. I brought it to one of the shows to sell and it got snapped up quick! My 1980 Schwinn strand cruiser has a blue anodized one with a Peugeot lions head logo stamped into the cap.    

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I agree, Sod. I have a couple of those SR stems. They're pretty cool.

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Wicked! - damn I love a 'time capsule'

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Wow that is a time capsule in fantastic condition,

 

Those Sugino Super Mighty cranks pure bike porn.

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This is the '78 Team Rampar survivor that came from the same owner, and also came from the Raleigh factory:

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That's a super hot piece, Shotgun.  I remember kids that had similar bikes bitd, and we thought they were just the sickest thing ever.

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My favorite Raleigh other than Team ones. I worked at Tom's Bike Shop and built a whole bunch of "lesser" Raleighs but once in awhile someone would buy one of the R-9s and used to make my day and also jealous cause I always wanted one. Heck, still do.

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AWESOME !!!! that just made my day !!!!

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That is so 78/79. A mix of 'the newest thing' aluminum cranks scrambled in with a simple steel seat post clamp and Dia Compe brakes that offer little or no stopping power. But we used what was accessible.

 

That is a very fine piece of history.

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Does anyone know who actually built these frames for Rampar? They look very much like Cook Bros frames. There are no serial numbers on this one at all, but the frame is very light. It seems like there is not very much information on these bikes.

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