I'm looking at a 70's Raleigh super course at a local flea market for $60. Just wanted to make sure it's worth that. (Im not looking for one of those 'what's the value of this bike" answers, since I understand it's all relative.) I guess I'm looking for more information on the bike, more than a value-type thing. The front badge says Raleigh / Nottingham England but I know they were produced elsewhere at this time. It was I believe Renolds 531 tubing, a dark green color with the groovy chrome chainstays and fork ends. I didn't see any mention of being doublebuttedness. It had a simplex deraileur, but I didnt catch which model. I think I'm gonna go back this Friday when he's open again and see if i can get him down to $40 or 45. (He hinted that he'll take $50 for it - but i can't resist the temptation to haggle sometimes. lol) All in all I liked it, but I wanted to find some more info first. One thing that I was wondering about was the wheel rims. They had these little dimples all around the walls - and I wasn't sure if they were aluminum or steel. (He wasn't sure if they were the original wheels or not.)
I found this site via SheldonBrown (http://www.retroraleighs.com/super-course.html) but thought someone might have something to add.
I should have took some pics with my phone, but didn't think about it!
Thanks in advance!