I bought this bike a week ago or so. Finally today I had time to air the tires up and test ride it. Needs greased and the wheels trued, but that's it. I don't plan on selling it as I bought it to keep it. I seem to love late 70s Raleighs for some reason. But out of curiosity, what could I expect to sell it for?
This is a 1978 Raleigh Competition GS. It's nearly 100% original. The tubes/tires were put on it in the mid 80s just before it was put in storage. Everything else including the Brooks saddle and air pump are original. Even the water bottle is vintage. It even has water in it that has now become equally as vintage . It has a few scratches along the top tube, and the 531 tubing sticker on the down tube is a little worn. Other than that there are no major blemishes and absolutely no rust. It's still a little dusty from sitting for 20+ years. I plan on spending a few hours getting it in perfect shape this Saturday.
It had the original foot straps on the pedals, but I don't like those so I removed them. I'll hang on to them though just in case I ever sell the bike. I also plan on swapping out the seat for something a little more comfortable, but I'll keep it too.
Weinmann brakes, everything else campagnolo. Shifts and brakes just fine. I know I over paid a little on it, but like I say I really like this era of Raleighs plus it was local so no shipping. I just wonder how much I over paid though.