Hi. My parents have had two identical bikes sitting in their shed for as long as I can remember. I investigated the other day and found them to be Raleigh Sprites. My father said he bought them around 1975.
There isn't much info on the bike I can reference. It says, "20-30 High Carbon Tubing". It was made in Nottingham England.
Something says, "model C" on the metal rack in the back, but I'm not sure if that is in reference to the rack or the bike.
My parents have mentioned an interest in selling these bikes, and I'm wondering if there is any value in them. They were barely used and are in good condition. A few scratches on the paint.
I've attached a picture of what the bike looks like.
So my questions:
1) Would this be considered a touring bike?
2) What is the bike worth?
3) The bike is quite heavy compared to a modern bike. Is it made from outdated material?
4) Is there anything particularly interesting or of high quality about the model?
5) I can't find much in the way of a model number. Would it be hidden somewhere?