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His/Hers 50s Raleigh Sports

Old 05-18-15, 10:09 AM
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His/Hers 50s Raleigh Sports

I'm taking a pretty hard look at this pair of Raleighs. Late 40s/Early 50s according to seller, and appear to be in pretty good shape. Supremely cool overall with the black/gold and old school block letters.



Seems like $350 is high for the pair. Was thinking $200-250 would be an appropriate offer, but would like to hear from the 3-speed fans first. Thanks!
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Old 05-18-15, 10:13 AM
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Not so popular in the desert, so $250-$295 in my book. Around NY or even in SE Michigan they would easily go for $300+.
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Here those are worth $200+ each. I think if you can get the pair under $300 you're in good shape.
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Old 05-18-15, 10:57 AM
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Check the dates on the hubs, they look more 60's to me.
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I don't think there 40-50's more likely 1960's which hurts value some. Considering the owners says they need servicing and tires I would say $200-250. If they where 1940's early 50's vintage nice ready to ride condition with good tires they would be worth $350-400.
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60s, huh? Still an upgrade from the '77 Sports I just put together, but takes away anything that might have moved my wife away from her '64 Collegiate. Thanks for the info. If I check 'em out in person and confirm some date codes I'll update here.
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Looks like '65-68

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Those are sweet looking rides. But, two new sets of tires & tubes could set you back $125. Always negotiate a lower price.
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