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Old 08-06-11, 06:06 PM   #1
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1973 Raleigh Grand Prix -- Good Deal?

Looking at getting a fairly cheap road bike, but I'm new to biking and have no idea if this is a good deal or total rip off. Just want to get some opinions on this.
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Not a Flip price, but it's a reasonably good deal, because based on the crummy cell phone pics, it appears to be a 77 not a 73, and so it has a cotterless crank and Raleigh branded Suntour DRs. (Many people "upgrade" earlier issues of this bike with similar components).
If it actually is a Brooks leather saddle, then this is especially worth while at $150, provided all the cosmetics and mechanicals are in order. If not negotiate - and check the tires while you are at it.

Don't let the 2030 high ten sticker fool you - The 70's GPs are nice riding all-around bikes, but they do definitely benefit greatly from alloy rims for handling and braking - so this is one investment you will want to make if you intend to keep the bike.
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