A Fez full of Pez
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes: 1978 Raleigh Competition GS, 1980 Raleigh DL-1, 2012 Bianchi Volpe, 1995-8 Caloi "Semi-Otto" homage thingy
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£38 just wander if its was worth this? or if anyone knows how much it is worth?
Definitely worth that price if in good riding condition. As for what it's worth, Craigslist and recently completed E-Bay auctions in your area will give you a good indication.
Not sure if the 90s ones were still Nottingham-built or were made in the far east.
I bought a 1979 Cameo for my wife (that was brought from Nottingham to the US by the previous owner- they were apparently never imported here) a year or so back. She uses it every day as a commute bike and loves it. In fact, it replaced a very good 1960 Hercules 3 speed in that role. What size wheels does yours have?
Hers are the rare 26 x 1 1/4 (ISO 597) wheels, which are very limited as to available tire size. We will convert these to the more common 26 x 1 3/8 size (ISO 590) this winter.
You will want to get some sort of cable guides for your rear brake cable. The Cameo probably used inexpensive spring clips like my wife's bike has, but you can fit some nicer ones for very little money. (I'll be doing this too.)
Congratulations on a fine loop framed bicycle!
Last edited by Coreyk; 09-21-12 at 09:44 PM.