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Is this Ebay listing for 1976 Raleigh Gran Sport a fair price?

Old 11-15-17, 05:16 PM
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Is this Ebay listing for 1976 Raleigh Gran Sport a fair price?

I am new here, so I apologize if the nature of this question is inappropriate for this forum. I am looking for an old Raleigh Gran Sport that will fit someone who is around 5'5" I found this one ebay. Unfortunately, since I am new I cannot directly link to it, but Clang posted a link and picture below below.

Is this a fair price for such a bike? Some of the components don't appear to be original, and I also wanted to ask if you guys had any estimate for how much it would cost and how hard it would be to obtain the original components.

Thanks in advance.

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That seems high to me, even for eBay. I don’t have a lot of experience with this range of bikes, but I would think $200 ish for an eBay purchase, a little less for a local buy.
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Pic and link assist.

$359.99 + $79.00 shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Mens-R...kAAOSwg0FZh2mm

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That's north of $440 shipped to your door. You can do better.
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$350 +/-, all in price, including shipping.
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Originally Posted by mathstudent View Post
Some of the components don't appear to be original, and I also wanted to ask if you guys had any estimate for how much it would cost and how hard it would be to obtain the original components.

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...other than the rear derailleur, which many of us would consider an upgrade for this component, it looks pretty original to me. What were you concerned about ?? Originality is usually not a big deal for bikes in this price/quality range. I have a similar bike, but I too chose to upgrade the shifting components for better performance.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...other than the rear derailleur, which many of us would consider an upgrade for this component, it looks pretty original to me. What were you concerned about ?? Originality is usually not a big deal for bikes in this price/quality range. I have a similar bike, but I too chose to upgrade the shifting components for better performance.
I don't think I was actually concerned about anything in particular. I am very new to bikes (I just learned to ride a few months ago), so I especially do not know about what what parts from this era constitute an upgrade. Also nice bike.

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Thanks everyone for your opinion. I will keep searching.
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If you can drive, this is well below FMV
https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/...368491465.html


https://roanoke.craigslist.org/bik/d...346320747.html

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Certainly a nice bicycle and the price, in my opinion, is not far off of the mark. The seller has a 100% feedback rating but I would want to know who will be packing the bicycle and if he or she has sold complete bikes before.

I would also want to know if the bike has been recently lubricated. If not, lubrication is needed and that means some extra disassembly.

When buying a bike, or anything for that matter, ask all of the questions that you feel pertinent. I have tried to help others purchase bikes on-line and offer these suggestions to anyone interested enough to read through the material - Buying Bicycles On Ebay.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
If you can drive, this is well below FMV
I appreciate you going out of your way to look at bikes for me, but I cannot drive, and I think those two bikes would be a little too big for me anyways.
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The bike co-op in Blacksburg died, but it might be worth checking with NRVBA

Update about BBC

Thank you all for supporting us over the years. I am saddened to report that the co-op will be moving on. We will be moving west this coming spring and will be stepping down as the managers of BBC. We hated the thought of all the tools and resources being locked away, while we will be gone for an indefinite amount of time. We are happy to report that New River Valley Bicycle Association will be stepping up and taking the reigns for the next chapter of the co-ops life, as the bike kitchen. The will be located in the Christiansburg rec center. Hours have yet be be determined, but we wish Beth and her team the best of luck.
...they may or may not still be taking donated bikes and recycling them back into the community. Otherwise, I guess you're stuck with the local CL and the shops there.
The shipping charges on mid range bikes sold on e-bay almost always make them problematic in terms of economics.
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