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1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix value

Old 03-23-18, 10:24 AM
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1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix value

Fellow has a "Raleigh Grand Prix" for sale - which appears to actually be a Super Grand Prix.

Not a fan of the seat ( Know it'a Brooks). Willing to talk on price. Any thoughts????

I'm laid back on this one because I am rebuilding a League Fuji I got for cash and Kabuki and I long, long ago past the comfortable upper limit for more bikes, but.....
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Old 03-23-18, 11:14 AM
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cycle would have been assembled in the Oklahoma facility shortly prior to its closure

saddle of course not original

count it fortunate that it is fitted with Atom 440 pedals rather than the Raleigh ones these usually came with

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Old 03-24-18, 04:19 AM
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I have that same bike , only 1978. It rides very nicely , my daughter rode it a lot right after we bought it. She no longer lives at home so I am holding on to it for her. We paid $100 for the bike and I feel it was a good buy. We fitted it with a nice set of Mavic wheels laced to Campagnolo Record hubs(cost more than the bike!) .The barcon shifters work nicely and the lugs are nice, a good quality , mid range bike. She loves this bike , I haven't ridden it that much, I like racers and this is more of a touring bike. Joe
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$135 as shown.
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I would agree it is a US model 79 Super Grand Prix. Nice basic bike with a lot of potential while not high end the Grand Prix series bikes make great riders when fixed up nice. This one looks to have have fairly good paint and decent components except for the seat and pedals so it should clean up real nice. For value as presented little rough with some rust needing some TLC $125-150
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I'm lower than the two above, more like $50 as it sits. Its nothing special and you sound pretty full so personally I'd hold out for something with more potential. If I got that bike for free, I would harvest the barcons, install stem shifters instead. Most buyers out there don't like barcons anyway. Then I would donate the bike to the co-op, where they could give it a quick service, add a saddle and move it to a new home. Stem looks over extended.

I had one, and this is exactly what I did with it. I think I paid about $35 for it, so I got a set of barcons for $35, and felt good making a donation. Since I have a drawer full of stem shifters, I would consider them essentially free. I also bought a nearly identical Apollo for $25, harvested the barcons, swapped on stem shifters and donated it. If I can break even on a donation, I am OK with it.

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Old 03-26-18, 05:04 PM
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All good - seller won't return my calls yet keeps his ad up!!

For the record he was down to $50 (from 120). I think I would have bought it for that just so I could learn Barcon maintenance.
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