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Old 05-13-15, 09:58 AM
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Should I?

I found this Raleigh bike on CL today for 35$. The lady doesnt know what Raleigh it is. It has 502 tubing thats all she knows. Can somebody help me ID the bike? And is it worth the 35? Thanks.
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Does it fit?
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Old 05-13-15, 10:21 AM
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Mid 1980's Huffy era Raleigh Grand Prix or Marathon built in Japan or Taiwan. Probably chrome rims. Worth the asking price IMHO.
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Im not sure of it fits, she doesnt know anything about it and its a 2 hour drive to get it. Still worth it? I just think its too good to pass up for 35 but i might be wrong.
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Looks like a 56cm frame, for someone 5'7"-5'10". I would not make a 200 mile round trip soley for a low end bike.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Mid 1980's Huffy era Raleigh Grand Prix or Marathon built in Japan or Taiwan. Probably chrome rims. Worth the asking price IMHO.
+1 On it being a good value and a early 80's Raliegh Bicycle Company of America aka Huffy Grand Prix. These sell for about $125-150 in excellent ready to ride condition with good rubber. This one is worth $75 give or take if it has no major issues. So might not be worth it if you have to go several hours out of your way to get it.
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Looks like a 56cm frame, for someone 5'7"-5'10". I would not make a 200 mile round trip soley for a low end bike.
Im 6 feet so with those 2 reasons you just convinced me. Thanks for the reply.

p.s. if in 20 years that bike is worth thousands ill go looking for you!
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Im 6 feet so with those 2 reasons you just convinced me. Thanks for the reply.

p.s. if in 20 years that bike is worth thousands ill go looking for you!
Rest assured. That bike won't ever be worth thousands.
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Rest assured. That bike won't ever be worth thousands.
In Lira or Yen in may!
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If it was in my neighborhood I might pick it up, but I agree with the others, I would not drive 200 miles for this bike at any price, even free.
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