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Old 03-28-14, 01:02 PM   #1
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Quick Question on Value of Raleigh Sports

I'm considering selling my standard, basic '71 Raleigh 3 Speed, in perfectly functioning shape, paint's not very good. Anyway, I was wondering if I would be more likely to get a better price for if it was built up in a 'path racer' style--flipped North Road bars, no chainguard, no front brake (for the minimalist style), but with the removed parts included, or as a regular, upright 3 Speed. Or does it matter...?
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Old 03-28-14, 01:54 PM   #2
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If it were me, and I saw what you describe as a "path racer" I'd give it a very low value, like $10 figuring the owner was not too with it. But I am near 60, and have different values than a 20 something.
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Old 03-28-14, 02:48 PM   #3
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Some pics would be nice. Your market will be much larger,(and include myself) if sold with all the original equipment.
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Sell it whole, in the original state. Clean it up, take good, clear pictures--and lots of them. That's how you will get the best price. If it needs tires, etc, you might consider investing in inexpensive ones to make it look better.
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