Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Raleigh "Grand Prix"
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
02-22-12, 12:53 PM
Not sure if this is even considered vintage. It's the style of bike I have been looking for but may be a bit to big for me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raleigh-Grand-Prix-Double-Butted-Chrome-Moly-Roadbike-LOCAL-PICKUP-ONLY-/400279306758?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item5d32818206
02-22-12, 01:27 PM
A little expensive, in my opinion. Not obscenely so, but if it were a CL sale I wouldn't hesitate to offer less than $200... maybe $150-170. Not sure what the local market is. I believe that's a 1984 model, so yeah, this is the right forum. If you're around 5'-5", this bike should fit.
If I wanted it, it fit me, and I knew it was recently gone over (bb/hub/headset repack , true wheels, decent cables/housing) I'd attempt to grab it. Not a price that you could quickly re-sell for a profit but a good price for a rider.
That should be a pretty hot market area, so provided it fits well and the mechanical condition is as good as the cosmetics, it's a fair price. However, the stem is probably well above its insertion mark and needs to be lowered to be safe.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.