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Old 10-30-15, 10:03 PM
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Raleigh Pro Frame Qs

hi friends,
i have the opportunity to purchase this guy. was wondering what'd be a fair price for both parties?
thanks,
mike
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Old 10-31-15, 12:18 AM
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It appears to be a mid-70's Mk.IV and it looks like there are a lot of paint scrapes and chipping. If there are no dents or serious rust, I think $300 would be a fair price. More photos would be helpful in accessing its condition.
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thank you, kaktus, that's ball park what i figured as well.
already have a 72' motobecane grand record on bench for the winter, maybe build this raleigh up as a single gear?
hopefully i'll go look at frame in next few days.
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Originally Posted by TheGuitarFairy View Post
already have a 72' motobecane grand record on bench for the winter, maybe build this raleigh up as a single gear?
hopefully i'll go look at frame in next few days.
If you do build it up as a single speed, just don't remove the derailleur hanger or cable guide and the frame will still be good if you decide to convert back to gears.

Make sure to post some photos of the Moto as you build it!
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yup .. i wouldn't remove a thing from frame ... andi will post progress on grand record once i get going on it : )

so re- raleigh pro frame: i can get it for $275 but i'm wondering ... is it more cost effective to wait for a complete pro in my size rather than build up from scratch ??? seems pros can go for anywhere from 500 to 1k, complete. sometimes less if you're lucky.

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If it is your size, $275 is a fair deal. Since you are currently building up a Grand Record, you have the luxury of taking time to find good deals on parts to build up the Raleigh.
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I bought my frame for $50. Repainted with rattlecan and spent 2 years locating Campy parts for it I now have $650 in it. It gets away from you quickly
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i am familiar w how fast projects get out of hand money wise ..
i've never built a bike up from frame before. if i wanted to go period correct, what am i looking at spending you think?
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If it's your size and you're comfortable with price, snatch it up. While you're building your GR, keep trolling for another Pro any size that you can scavenge the parts from. Then sell the frame.
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