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    Worth of 73 Raleigh Sports?

    All original, great coffee color paint, nice chrome, pretty worn brooks saddle. Has a Sturmy archer with an oil port. Year gotten from the hub. self adj brakes and lamp holder on stem. It's a 23 inch frame-20-30 high carbon frame. Very clean/a few paint chips......It is unrestored. Thanks for the help
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    I have a problem with the "high" meas. Stand Over (S.O.) height is just that; ht. from the ground to the top of the top tube (not saddle) It IS a 23" frame though.
    You state "high carbon frame", OK if you prefer to list it as such. I rather like the term "Light Steel" myself. My Raleigh Sports aren't labled as such, whichever. So much for the crit. Hey, Tryin' to help you not hurt you.

    It's a $150 to $200 bike, it's a nice one and a good color. Why you may ask ?
    Judging by buying them (for less, luckily) but mostly through having observed dozens fetch that amount. I can see it selling higher, it IS a Sport though so..it depends.

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    I'd agree with the $150-$200 estimate in good riding condition, in most markets.
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    It's labled as "20-30 high-tensile," to be exact.

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    I purchased a 73 Sports in similar condition this fall for $80, and a mint condition 72 Superbe for $100.

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    in my market, that bike as photographed will fetch $125-200 with the leather brooks. that color is not one of the preferred colors, IMHO. i would say the black sports fetch the most, followed by the green, and lastly the bronze/coffee. i see the bronze/coffee sports staying on craigslist the longest.

    cleaning it up first will go a long way toward fetching something closer to the higher end of that range.

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    Thanks for all the advice. I looked up the sticker/as the one on it it partial only-advertised as carbon.
    Have been working on it and it shineing up nicely. The Brooks has been neglected-shrinking away from the nose with 2 tears....needs replaced. I'm surprised the coffe color isn't popular; because its quite stunning/maybe because I haven't seen too many. Cream colored tires would be beautiful. Thanks again for the input. I'll get some pics up soon.
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    Pics as promised....sure wish it were a smaller frame. Stand over of 32.5" Fenders are amazing-no rattles what-so-ever. Thanks again for all the input.
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    $150, with no trouble in my location. Price varies a lot where it is & the demand.

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