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1969 Raleigh Super Course Value?

Old 11-15-16, 12:38 PM
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1969 Raleigh Super Course Value?

54 cm Reynolds 531 frame
Normandy high flange hubs
Weineminn 27" 1 1/4" rims
Simplex derailleurs
Brooks Saddle

Worth $100?

(I apologize for the quality of the pics)




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Old 11-15-16, 01:35 PM
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Yes, easily worth $100. I'd pay that much for this bike in a heartbeat.

Nice quality frame (Reynolds main triangle) and looks to be pretty much original; even the leather saddle looks to be in good shape. I'd buy the bike and not waste too much time on this forum deciding whether to buy it or not.

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Old 11-15-16, 02:23 PM
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Yes it's worth more than $100 and is a very nice bike. As presented it would be worth round $300-350 in most markets. These are a very good all around bikes and were at the top of Ralieghs sports line when new.
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Old 11-15-16, 02:55 PM
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$300 for a cottered steel crank, simplex derailleurs, and plain gauge 531. No way. VG condition, I'd say 200 225.
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Worth 100 for sure. It looks original including hoods in good shape. The simplex stuff is not worth much and I would replace if you plan to keep as rider otherwise the saddle, crank, brakes, and frame could net 200-250 on ebay.
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Worth $100, particularly if an old Raleigh is your thing. As a rider, it's going to be heavier and more lethargic with those low-end bits. I guess it comes down to what you're seeking.

Add another $50-$75 to your budget, exercise some patience and you'll eventually find a much better rider. 80's Schwinnns, Centurions and Raleighs often pop in the $150-$175 range and will reward the rider with a nicer ride.
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Old 11-15-16, 08:49 PM
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It doesn't appear the rims are matching, but still well worth $100, the saddle is worth $50. I paid more than $100 for each of the Super Courses I own. They ride cery well wih a set of Panaracers TGs.
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Old 11-16-16, 06:47 AM
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Easily worth the $100...


Frame/fork alone would be good at $100
Brooks Saddle = another $100
Rest of Components = $100


So...easily worth $300 in most markets


Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
$300 for a cottered steel crank, simplex derailleurs, and plain gauge 531. No way. VG condition, I'd say 200 225.
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Old 11-16-16, 08:53 AM
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I'd pay $100 for that bike in a flash.
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Originally Posted by daf1009 View Post
Easily worth the $100...


Frame/fork alone would be good at $100
Brooks Saddle = another $100
Rest of Components = $100


So...easily worth $300 in most markets
Nothing for the work to get it ready to sell the components? I would not pay $300 for a bike that the pared out value was $300 or even $350. But I like profit.
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First, I am not, in any way, suggesting a part out here...just that the values of the individual components would be, IMHO...and in my market.


Second...I do quite well...I have bought approximately 100 bikes this year alone...making an average of 30-40% profit (some do quite well, others, well...we all have those). And I use the profits to fund my bikes and other toys.


If I were looking at this bike for a part out, you are right, I would not pay $300 for it. OP was asking about $100...which I would gladly pay, particularly given that I think the value would be over $300 in a part out...hmmm...and I think that is about 200% profit.


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Nothing for the work to get it ready to sell the components? I would not pay $300 for a bike that the pared out value was $300 or even $350. But I like profit.
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Old 11-17-16, 10:52 AM
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Fair enough. I misunderstood your perspective. No disagreement that the original $100 was more than a fair price.
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Originally Posted by daf1009 View Post
First, I am not, in any way, suggesting a part out here...just that the values of the individual components would be, IMHO...and in my market.


Second...I do quite well...I have bought approximately 100 bikes this year alone...making an average of 30-40% profit (some do quite well, others, well...we all have those). And I use the profits to fund my bikes and other toys.


If I were looking at this bike for a part out, you are right, I would not pay $300 for it. OP was asking about $100...which I would gladly pay, particularly given that I think the value would be over $300 in a part out...hmmm...and I think that is about 200% profit.

Than why ask?
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