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Vintage Raleigh Identification help and value.

Old 12-07-16, 06:28 PM
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Vintage Raleigh Identification help and value.

Hello all, I was asked to look at a Raleigh earlier this week that someone local to me was thinking of getting rid of and I wanted to see if I could get some help identifying exactly which model it was and help out with a value. From the research I was able to do from the serial number on the BB it looks like its a 74`. The components were full campy, looked like all Nuovo Record. Campy bar shifters, pedals, brakes, hubs with Mavic rims, Cinelli bars and stem. The sad part about the bike is that it was painted over a terrible black so I couldn't tell what model it was and the owner did not know either. The owner had also brazed on the top tube cable guides, the down tube shifter bosses as well as cable guides at the BB himself back in the day when he worked on bikes. Through my research I wasnt able to find my and am not the best with identifying vintage Raleigh's so I was hoping someone on here would lead a hand and help me out! Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-07-16, 07:09 PM
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Worksop made and fastback seat stays. It looks like a '74 Professional to me.
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Old 12-08-16, 08:50 AM
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Given the CC cut-out on the BB shell, I wonder if this might actually have been branded as a Carlton, as opposed to a Raleigh, as they both came out of the same Worksop facility. Regardless, I concur with Kactus that it is a Professional model and that it was built in 1974.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Given the CC cut-out on the BB shell, I wonder if this might actually have been branded as a Carlton, as opposed to a Raleigh, as they both came out of the same Worksop facility. Regardless, I concur with Kactus that it is a Professional model and that it was built in 1974.
A big thank you to the both of you for helping me out! What do you think it would be valued at given its current stage of need essentially a complete redo of the frame to bring it back to its former glory?
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If you are wanting to restore it to original condition, it will run you $500+ depending on if you do the work or have it done. Considering there are several older Raleigh Pro frames for sale on eBay in excellent condition for less than that, it is worth only what the value of the parts are. Some (all?) of the parts are newer than the frame but they still look good and I would value them at $500 - $600.

If I were interested in it, I'd offer $300, telling the seller that I need to spend a lot of time and money restoring it.
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Seat lug is called a Brampton Victor.

Slightly surprised that a 1974 Pro would be fitted with a Record front mech without the e-ring to secure the pivot arm assembly on the post. Perhaps the heron had a back stock of these earlier ones without the e-ring to work through...

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Bike has a handful of years worth of Campagnolo hanging from it. Still worth cash, but makes the "what to do" with it a challenge.
I would toss $350-400. Unfortunately less than dismembering it then selling a la carte.
Frame would be uneconomical to return to original. Especially with chrome.
A good basis for a project bike where accurate restoration was not the goal.
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I purchased a Raleigh Carlton Competition Gs 1977 that never got ridden last year for $350 and I love it. It is a tick down from the International or Professional , but these are great bikes. Mine is not museum quality but very nice and all original with Brooks Pro saddle and all components dates are matching. I feel the $350 I paid was fair so I hope that helps. Joe
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IMHO, more like $225 +/- 10%. A professional paint job will set you back $300 per below, not including any chrome work.

2016 Assenmacher Frame - Assenmachers.com

Consumable parts including tires, another $100-$125.
Labor is either free or $200 +/-.
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