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    whats this bike worth?

    Got a 1985 raliegh that says raliegh usa on it. According to the code the frame is handbuilt in worksop england in 1985 and is reynolds 531c tubing. Every component on the bike is campagnolo c record. I can post pics if needed. Looking to post it for sale. Thanks for any help
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    Moved to C & V Appraisals from C & V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeallen2212 View Post
    Got a 1985 raliegh that says raliegh usa on it. According to the code the frame is handbuilt in worksop england in 1985 and is reynolds 531c tubing. Every component on the bike is campagnolo c record. I can post pics if needed. Looking to post it for sale. Thanks for any help
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    Sorry for the confusion, not looking to sell here just looking for info for selling at some point. But, thanks for the info!

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    Range of value between $50-$1500! No one can be much help without clear sharp photos, preferably from the drive side.
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    +1 Condition is everything, and at least half of what you will get depends on your marketing ability. In addition, location is everything if you plan to sell locally. If you plan to sell on ebay, marketing is critical as well, in addition you need a perfect feedback record, preferably with having sold and shipped bikes, and you need the ability to pack and ship at a reasonable cost. The variance on final pricing on ebay can drive sellers nuts (why did his bike bring double what mine sold for????)

    As others can tell you, selling a bike, and getting anything close to full market value (FMV) out of it, is a lot of work. Most bikes sell for below FMV, many sell for a small fraction of it.

    If you plan to sell in your local market, every market has a cap, where vintage bikes above a certain price just do not sell, regardless of value. Here in Hooterville, that cap is pretty low. So its a great place to buy higher end bikes, lousy place to sell. In NYC, that cap is probably at least 3X higher.
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    I never knew Raleigh made such a bike. I thought the Raleigh USA branded bikes were built here in the US. Sounds like it was a frameset that someone built up. Can't wait to see the pics.
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    The better ones were still made in England or Japan. The tubing numbers of those get weird because they're all Reynolds 555(something) and the couple letters after 555 determine what steel it was. Seems like it could be some Tange mixture or 531c or even 753 on a few bikes.
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    Sounds like one of the better of the Team Pro Replicas. Many of the Replicas were Japanese (and the quality varied a lot over the years), but there were 531s made at the workshop factory in the UK.

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