Classic & Vintage - Womans vintage raleigh cameo bicycle with sadle bag
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02-16-12, 04:51 PM
Hi just a question I recently purchased a Womans vintage raleigh cameo bicycle with sadle bag for £38 just wander if its was worth this? or if anyone knows how much it is worth?
02-16-12, 05:33 PM
If all you want to know is the value, there's a whole C&V valuation forum for that.
If you want to post some clear, well-lit pics of the bike, including a full shot of the bike from the drive side and some close-ups of any interesting details, this can be the bait that attracts people to talk about it. You can get good information that way, too.
If it has a Sturmey-Archer rear hub, there should be a date stamping on it like "XX X" where XX is the last two digits of the calendar year in which it was produced (X is the month). Knowing the date of the bike should get you started on figuring out what it's worth.
02-16-12, 05:34 PM
See section 3.3.7 here: http://www.hadland.me.uk/raleigh.htm
Sounds like kind of an interesting story--just before the very end of Raleigh.
09-21-12, 01:33 PM
Hey I have found the date stamp, (it didn't take that long to find just work commitments!!) The date stamp is 83 2
These are some pictures of the bike, I would be very grateful if someone could help me?!
Thanks for your time
£38 just wander if its was worth this? or if anyone knows how much it is worth?
Definitely worth that price if in good riding condition. As for what it's worth, Craigslist and recently completed E-Bay auctions in your area will give you a good indication.
Not sure if the 90s ones were still Nottingham-built or were made in the far east.
I bought a 1979 Cameo for my wife (that was brought from Nottingham to the US by the previous owner- they were apparently never imported here) a year or so back. She uses it every day as a commute bike and loves it. In fact, it replaced a very good 1960 Hercules 3 speed in that role. What size wheels does yours have?
Hers are the rare 26 x 1 1/4 (ISO 597) wheels, which are very limited as to available tire size. We will convert these to the more common 26 x 1 3/8 size (ISO 590) this winter.
You will want to get some sort of cable guides for your rear brake cable. The Cameo probably used inexpensive spring clips like my wife's bike has, but you can fit some nicer ones for very little money. (I'll be doing this too.)
Congratulations on a fine loop framed bicycle!
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