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Old 10-28-15, 07:43 PM
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Raleigh professional

I found a Raleigh professional at my lbs. I'm not sure of the year but it is blue with some silver areas. It is full campagnolo. Whats a good price for one of these? He's only asking $175 just wondering how much they are worth.
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Old 10-28-15, 07:46 PM
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Buy it!

In good condition they go for $750 - $1000. The Campy group alone is worth $400+.
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Buy it now. That's a Grail bike for me, I've never seen one even close to that price.
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I know the owner pretty well he's holding for me till I make up my mind. He just had it hanging on the shop wall said he picked it up from an older guy who was getting rid of his bikes.
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Go buy it before someone tells him it is worth something. Hurry!! LOL
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The only reason I looked at it is we were trying to find me a frame I could use as my singlespeed bike since the frame I have is way to big. Now I'm wondering if I should take all the components off of it if it's worth that much. I really only wanted the frame
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Don't do it. Either buy it and sell it to someone who will appreciate it, and use the money to buy you a really nice single speed. Or pass and let someone else take advantage of a super price on a great bike.
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Don't do it. Either buy it and sell it to someone who will appreciate it, and use the money to buy you a really nice single speed. Or pass and let someone else take advantage of a super price on a great bike.
I agree wholeheartedly! That is too nice, too valuable and too rare of a bike to cannibalize for a single speed. You could put a little time into cleaning it up and sell for a very nice profit.
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The only reason I looked at it is we were trying to find me a frame I could use as my singlespeed bike since the frame I have is way to big. Now I'm wondering if I should take all the components off of it if it's worth that much. I really only wanted the frame
...it would be a tragedy to SS a Pro with all the original components. Not that it doesn't get done all the time.
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Old 10-28-15, 08:25 PM
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How tall are you? Ill build you a primo fixie in trade.
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Some years ago in Bozeman, MT I saw one of the original 'brown mink' Pros set up as a fixie. I waited as long as I could to find out if he had all the pieces, but we had to leave before he returned.

Where's the shop?
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If I get it I may hang on to it for a while. It would be a change of pace to have gears while I'm riding.
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I'll disagree here a bit - it's really not that great a tragedy to modify the bike, at least on principle. Raleigh Pros are fairly common - they're one of the most plentiful higher end bikes. Campy NR is not that hard to find. There is no great loss to history if someone modifies this for his preferences.

Whether it makes financial sense is another matter.
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The bike does need to be refinished, some decals are missing and the finish is worn but all the components seem to be in good shape.
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If you buy it , sell me the components for $150. You will have a great frame to ruin with single speed blah!!
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If I decide to take it apart I'll let you know
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I don't have any problem with running any bike as a SS or fixed gear. If you mean to treat like a beater, that's a different matter.

If you do get the bike and use it as a single speed, just pack up all the gear and tuck it away. If you sell it off you're almost sure to regret it some day.
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Just don't cut stuff off of the frame like the derailleur hanger, etc. if you convert it into a single speed.
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Just don't cut stuff off of the frame like the derailleur hanger, etc. if you convert it into a single speed.
Definitely not. I don't do the hipster scene I just really enjoy single speeding on the road.
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Let us see some pics, so we can all drool and secretly hex you for stealing a thousand dollar bike.
Drive side, in good light, with many detail shots of the frame and decals. Thanks.
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I have a Pro frame that was given to me by a buddy who bought it in order to sell off the Campy stuff. This guy has been a bike nut for 40 years who fancies himself god's gift to cycling and, while I think he genuinely loves the sport and has made great contrbutions to regional cycling, I also think this was one of his stupidest and most thoughtless moves.

I bought a Pro years ago for $200 and did not ride it much so sold it complete and unmolested to a fellow who desperately wanted a correct one.
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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just don't cut stuff off of the frame like the derailleur hanger, etc. If you convert it into a single speed.
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Don't worry guys no cutting on the bike! I'm going to pick it up this afternoon and I'll post pics then.
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Congrats. My only suggestion is to try riding it before you do anything with it. I think you'll love it however you decide to set it up.
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