Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-18-10, 10:45 PM   #1
davedavedave
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Two 1977 Raleigh Grand Prix?

So I'm just getting into cycling primarily bike trails and commuting (newbie disclaimer), and I came across these two bikes (one for me, one for gf). What do you guys think? Decent deal? Anything I should ask/look out for? Sizing wise, they fit.

Pair Of 1977 Raleigh Grand Prix 10 Speed Road Bikes - $300
Matching paint and Suntour components. Non matching seats. The women's bike has quick release front and back spindles with Avocet touring seat. The men's has quick release rear spindle and brand new front wheel with Brooks seat.Both bikes have very little to no rust. Both bikes are in excellent mechanical condition. Some scrapes on paint and decals typical for 33 year old bikes. Both Have Schwinn package racks that were installed on the bikes at original purchase.





davedavedave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-10, 11:07 PM   #2
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Yeah, decent deal.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-10, 08:57 PM   #3
davedavedave
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
any other feedback?
davedavedave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-10, 09:13 PM   #4
auchencrow 
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Bikes:
Posts: 10,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by davedavedave View Post
any other feedback?
Yes

Buy these, and you and your gal can be admitted to the illustrious order of GP owners.
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-10, 09:24 PM   #5
IknowURider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Central CT USA
Bikes: 1991 Tomassini Prestige 1973 Raliegh Supercourse, 1975 Panasonic Sport Deluxe, 1983 Fuji S-12, 1975 Motobecane Mirage, 1983 Motobecane Super Mirage 1999 Trek 930 1989 Trek 930 ,
Posts: 650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
green light, but make sure the fork on the guy-bike isn't bent back. It might just ne the camera angle. Compare the bike to the catalog photo. If the front tire is really close to the downtube, the bike might have been in a front-end collision. Again, it just could be the angle.

Last edited by IknowURider; 11-19-10 at 09:29 PM. Reason: added content
IknowURider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-10, 10:11 PM   #6
SteveSGP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesota- the frozen tundra
Bikes: 1977 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1976 Gitane Tour de France
Posts: 1,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not a bad deal at all.
SteveSGP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:57 PM.