DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Finding any particular single model, in a specific size, is normally quite difficult. And usually means you will have to have the bike shipped at additional expense. Use the various Craigs List searching tools, Google and ebay.
But since you have one identified on ebay right now, you might be well served to put in your maximum as a snipe bid, realizing if someone beats your snipe bid, its because they value the bike more than you. Do a little soul searching on what it is worth to you, market value really doesn't matter much. Bid too low, and you may regret it later. Raleigh Professionals go for quite a bit (+1 on Jan's price estimate). A really nice one sold on ebay a couple of days ago for almost $1400.
If it is the bike you have to own, and it fits in your budget, get ready to pounce. The price on this model is just going to go higher in the years to come.
Last edited by wrk101; 02-19-10 at 09:29 PM.