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Old 09-15-09, 02:34 PM   #1
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1980's Raleigh Sports 3PD Lady(Canadian)

I recently picked up a Raleigh Sports 3 Speed. It has a Shimano Internal hub, spring seat, and cruiser style(Fenders+chainguard). The components aren't collectible it seems, but the "coffee" color seems to be kind of rare.

Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abracadabra-/3815756464/

In superb frame condition, tires have lost their whitewall color, little if any scratches, ready to ride off the drive--How much is it worth?


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Old 09-16-09, 07:05 AM   #2
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Value depends on location, just like real estate.... In my area, I'd guess you could get $100 pretty easily, $150 with patience.
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Value depends on location, just like real estate.... In my area, I'd guess you could get $100 pretty easily, $150 with patience.
Thanks, you confirmed my estimate. The latter is where it's set right now.

Could you elaborate more on location and value? You mean there's somewhere I can get $250 for it?
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No way you'll ever get 250. It's Taiwan made, that eliminates hard core fans of the brand. Functionally it's not a bad bike . 150 is optimistic. It would actually make an OK commuter or all around rider. It wasn't high priced when new, little collecter value. You could josh the client to extract a higher price.
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