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Old 11-02-15, 09:54 PM
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1975 Raleigh International

What is a fair price for a 1975 Raleigh International?

The frame is in decent shape. Some replacement parts from the original Campy group (Suntour v-gt rear derailleur, shimano 600 brakes, funky seat).

Thanks from a vintage bike newbie!


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Old 11-03-15, 08:36 AM
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The bike appears to have been looted of its Campy parts and Brooks Pro saddle. This greatly reduces its value but may have made for a more functional bike with the replacement parts like the wide range crankset and derailleurs and clincher wheels. For a functional daily rider, if it's the correct size and the frame in good shape, $200 to $250. If fully original, $500 to $600 all of which may vary with your location and local demand.
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Thanks for the estimate. I purchased the bike for $250. The wheels are shot, so I am looking for an old set of 27" rims. It will be a good winter project!
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The handlebar stem is way too high on that bike. Before you take it for a ride lower the stem, at least 2 inches. That is one dangerous bike as it sits.
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My brother had an International and his was stock with 700C sewup wheels. You might want to look for 700C wheels which will greatly improve your range of tire choices. As well, that should mean no potential brake arm reach problems as 27s and 700Cs vary by a few millimeters in diameter. Its a nice bike and well worth keeping.
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Originally Posted by Cresthoodlum View Post
Thanks for the estimate. I purchased the bike for $250. The wheels are shot, so I am looking for an old set of 27" rims. It will be a good winter project!
I agree with @bertinjim, look for 700c wheels. They're only 8 mm smaller in diameter, so the brake pads only need to be lowered 4 mm (usually possible). You'll have much better tire selection.

You made a good buy if the frame is good (look closely for dents/damage) and you can still use some of the parts.

I love that color of orange with the chrome lugs. Some '60s-'70s Paramounts have the same color scheme.
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Thanks, that is a good suggestion. The stem is goofy tall.
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bertinjim and tim_iowa, thanks for the suggestion about the 700c wheels. Any possible compatibility issues with installing the old cassette on a 700c wheel?
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bertinjim and tim_iowa, thanks for the suggestion about the 700c wheels. Any possible compatibility issues with installing the old cassette on a 700c wheel?
...not unless it is French threaded. You can use the adjustable cup and thread it gently, (do not force it) into your freewheel. French thread cup fits a french thread freewheel, standard thread fits the others you'll run into, which are by far the most common ones remaining. But on older stuff like this yoiu really don't know what someone put on there when reassembling it after robbing the parts.

Here's mine, with 700c wheels. They have a stately and pleasant ride, somewhat relaxed in the manner of a touring bicycle.

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