Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Raleigh bicycle on cl - worth?
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03-01-12, 05:15 PM
found this on my local craigs list for $75 and was wondering exactly what it was and its worth
i think its cool but know nothing mor than what it says
I see a tremendous amount of work. Do you have the time/tools/interest/space/access to parts to do it all yourself? If so, it could be a fun project. If not, I would look for a bike in a lot better shape.
Make sure that seat post is not stuck. Ditto the stem.
03-01-12, 06:30 PM
im not worried about work and id give it a going over but i dont know anything about these bikes or how old it is.
03-01-12, 06:55 PM
There is a date code on the rear hub. That bike is pretty old, 50/60s, I think. It can be narrowed down some by decal scheme. There's a good article on Raleigh three speeds on Sheldon Brown's site.
03-01-12, 07:05 PM
what is a bike like this worth?
03-01-12, 09:34 PM
Most I've paid for one is about 100$. It was later (knock the price down) but a Superbe (knock the price up, better model). On a CL market, in completely reworked shape, you might get 150$ on the very best of days. You'd need to replace a lot of stuff, I think, including the 597 ISO tires, which might require a hunt. This one lacks a leather Brooks saddle, a dynohub, and several other desirable parts. In the shape it is in, despite the full chaincase ( which indicates a UK model, read up on them on Sheldon Brown (http://sheldonbrown.com/raleigh.html)), I'd say 50-75$ tops. The price isn't unreasonable for a rider, but it's not a great buy as a flipper.
03-01-12, 10:05 PM
Thanks so much. It's the UK part that had my attention the most.
Iv always likes those guards.
I'll wait and see if seller will go down
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