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Old 09-28-09, 08:34 AM   #1
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Raleigh "Super grand prix", Centurion "elite gt" + more

just wondering how much these things are worth if anything
77? Raleigh "super grand prix" pretty good condition see pic
84 centurion "elite gt" i just switched to bull horn style bars
not shure how to get pics in im gonna try and figure it out tho heres a link to the bikes

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Old 09-28-09, 08:42 AM   #2
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The Raleigh and the Centurion are entry-level, but respectable, bikes. Tuned, clean, and complete they're in the $100-150 range around here. Any rust, missing parts, or required work puts it below $100.

And try taking your pictures from the drive side of the bike. It's hard to get an idea of the components and their condition from the left side.
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Old 09-28-09, 04:28 PM   #3
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The Raleigh needs some sorting out before it is in top notch ready to sell condition. The Centurion looks like it is closer to being ready to market.
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Old 09-29-09, 10:11 AM   #4
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ya raleigh eeds new bar tape, new tire, and 2 tubes. it was lockd to something and got hit by a car so the clean team cut it off after a while and i got them to give it to me (before they threw it out) so it was free. i herd it could be worth around 250ish esp the componants. the centurion is my daily rider tho its a lil rusty.
how about the other bikes on that page? the roadace and ross?
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I have never seen a Raleigh Grand Prix worth $250. I would take it to whoever gave you that figure and sell it to him. If he is not willing to buy it, I would then ask him the following questions:

1. What is your value estimate based on?

2. How many similar bikes have you bought (and sold) in the last year?

There are a lot of people with opinions out there that have absolutely no personal experience with the actual buying or selling of a similar bike. But if this guy buys your bike, then that would be great!

Very few Ross bikes are worth much. Ross made a couple of decent bikes, but 99% of their bikes were discount store/department store quality. Yours is a rusty version of a department store bike, worth about $25 around here.

The Roadace looks like it is a step below the Ross, but a road bike, so maybe worth $40.

Take better pictures from the drive side of the bikes, and you will get more accurate information.

The Raleigh and the Centurion are the best of the lot.

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The Elite GT has cantilever brakes, and it's size makes it ideal for a women's touring bike. Cleaned up, it can bring $125-$175, depending on the wheel size and components. A lot of Centurions on that era had Sugino cranksets and Suntour components, nice ones.

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The Raleigh is a Super GRand Prix which means it should have alloy 700C rims and bar end shifters but still has a hi-ten type frame. IMHO, it could bring $150 cleaned up and ride ready, but not the way it looks in the pics. In a hot market, at the beginning of the summer, maybe $180 to someone with a nostalgia kick who wants a nice Raleigh. More than that you'd have to me in a really bike crazy market like NYC.
I'd go with Robbie Tunes estimate on the Centurion, he's the expert there.
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ya the raleigh has bar end shifters and i think 700c wheels (well one sence the other got bent up when hit by the car) im thinking of turning it into a fixed/ss w/ strait bars tho. (just noticed the chain ring on the crank looks bent)
everyone keeps saying the centurion is small for me, im 5,10 but i like i fine
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The Raleigh is a Super GRand Prix which means it should have alloy 700C rims and bar end shifters but still has a hi-ten type frame. IMHO, it could bring $150 cleaned up and ride ready, but not the way it looks in the pics. In a hot market, at the beginning of the summer, maybe $180 to someone with a nostalgia kick who wants a nice Raleigh. More than that you'd have to me in a really bike crazy market like NYC.
I'd go with Robbie Tunes estimate on the Centurion, he's the expert there.
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Why do people think that if you type in all capitals it makes your ad more relevant or appealing. I would be more worried about accuracy if i were the seller, clearly this guy is just trying to rip someone off.
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