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    1968 Dunelt

    My dad has a 1968 Dunelt, in good working condition (note the pic below is not his actual bike, I have yet to get over there and snap one, this is the women's version). However, I've had a heck of a time finding anything about this bicycle online.

    I'm insisting he keep it, 1) because its awesome. lots of sentimental value. and 2) because its likely a part of what little inheritance is left for me, considering he just spent a good chunk of it on his new ride: a segway (which I do not want!). Ha, ha.

    But seriously, despite the sentimental value, can anyone give me a ballpark on the dollar value?



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    those bikes are essentially Raleigh Sports models. I just sold one today a Phillips in amazingly great shape for 225.00. they aren't that valuable however they are incredible bikes. Again like on every thread on this board a link to Sheldon Brown's site

    Hopefully you and your dad are the same height. these bikes are an absolute blast to ride.

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    unfortunately not, I'm a wee 5'. So, it must be a pretty common bike, then?

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    they are fairly common. nice ones are worth more $. 23" ones are worth more 300 tops though

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    My younger daughter's road ride is this Dunelt that belonged to my grandmother.



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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-funk View Post
    those bikes are essentially Raleigh Sports models.
    "Sports" model Raleighs had some upgraded equipment, such as Westrick rims. I've never seen a Dunelt 3 speed that wasn't a low end version.

    Quote Originally Posted by g-funk View Post
    I just sold one today a Phillips in amazingly great shape for 225.00. they aren't that valuable however they are incredible bikes.
    For a Dunelt 3 speed to be worth $225 in the Twin Cities market, it would have to be in showroom condition.

    Quote Originally Posted by artifice
    unfortunately not, I'm a wee 5'.
    Does it fit you? I've seen a few 19" Dunelts, but never a 17".

    Does he still ride it? If so, he might be interested in the All British Cycle Event here in September.

    Quote Originally Posted by artifice
    So, it must be a pretty common bike, then?
    By '68 Raleigh had several "Second tier" brands, Dunelt, Robin Hood, Triumph, Phillips to name a few. Usually the only difference was the name on the downtube. Here in the Twin Cities, I seem to see more Dunelts than the other names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnHPVA Guy View Post
    Does it fit you? I've seen a few 19" Dunelts, but never a 17".
    Unfortunately not.

    Quote Originally Posted by MnHPVA Guy View Post
    Does he still ride it? If so, he might be interested in the All British Cycle Event here in September.
    He hasn't ridden it in several years, not sure he could especially for that kind of distance (hence the purchase of his new toy, the segway) but it the event sounds like like great fun!

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