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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-29-09, 10:33 PM   #1
Rustbelt Rider
Thread Starter
mkeller234's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canton, OH
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban
Posts: 8,292
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Value of a Raleigh Gran Sport

I just picked up this Raleigh Gran Sport and was curious about the value.

-531 butted main tubes, straight gauge 531 forks and stays.
-Suntour bar end shifters
-Brooks Professional saddle
-Suntour VGT luxe derailleurs
-Normandy high flange hubs laced to weinmann rims
-GB stem
-Atom pedals
-Stronglight crank
-White Carlton hoods are in great shape
-New tires; Kenda 27 x 1 3/8

The paint has some very minor superficial rust but really nothing major... unlike my Fuji. The paint and decals look to be in good shape overall. Someone inserted a small seat post and the seat lug is a bit pinched, I am going to try to insert the proper seat post and see what happens.

So what do you guys think?

|^^^^^^^^^^^^^^| ||
|......GO.BROWNS........| ||'|";, ___.
|_..._..._______===|=||_|__|..., ] -

Last edited by mkeller234; 09-30-09 at 03:30 AM.
mkeller234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-09, 10:56 PM   #2
old and new
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I've seen them go for three on e-bay that were newer and different models but essentially similar in that they had quality tubesets as yours does and had high level groups respective to their vintage. I've recently read statements in regards to used Brooks saddles being worth seventy five dollars or more. What does that tell you. I'm not suggesting that you part it out, I'm just sayin'..... as many members who read you = as many prices that will be suggested. From where I stand, I could see myself paying two for it. That model in the fairly good, not altered shape it's in, doesn't pop-up every day.
old and new is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-09, 11:04 PM   #3
cudak888's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 22,725
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Worth to trade for a DL-1?

Does it have stamped drops or Zeus?

cudak888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-09, 08:42 AM   #4
Senior Member
southpawboston's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somerville, MA and Catskill Mtns
Posts: 4,024
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
the suntour barcons alone are worth $30 on the 'bay, and the brooks pro is worth $70. the frameset alone is worth at least $100. so that's $200 not even counting the component group. so there you have it. personally, i would keep the bike as is and enjoy it!
Velo Lumino - Lighting components and integration solutions for fine hand-built and classically inspired bicycles

Riding the Catskills blog


1971 Mercian Olympic | 1972 Jeunet 630 | 1982 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain | 1984 Shogun 1500 650B | 2013 Rawland Stag | 2014 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise | 2015 Bike Friday Haul-a-Day
southpawboston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-09, 03:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sold 2 this week - one in basically original condition for $350 and the other outfitted very similar to yours for $260, which I thought was a little low. Mine were both '71's or so with Zeus dropouts (which look stamped, but have a hanger). Was sad to see the second one go since it was in my size.
stausty is offline   Reply With Quote

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 06:52 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.