Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
Reload this Page >

'82 Raleigh International MKII--now with pictures

Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

'82 Raleigh International MKII--now with pictures

Old 07-22-20, 05:08 PM
  #1  
palmerina
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
'82 Raleigh International MKII--now with pictures

I am trying to determine the value of a 56cm 1982 Raleigh International MKII, made in Japan. Reynolds 531 frame and fork, Shimano 600 shifters/derailleurs/brakes, Campagnolo seat post, Nitto technomic stem and Nitto "noodle" handlebar, Tektro levers, Araya rims, shimano hubs. Not sure about the crank. Low miles; purchased new old stock 10 years ago and always kept indoors and ridden only on pavement. The frame of this bike was discussed in some depth in this thread Japanese built Raleigh International: Raleisonic?. Location is SW Ohio. Thanks in advance.










Last edited by palmerina; 07-23-20 at 08:22 AM.
palmerina is offline  
Old 07-22-20, 06:02 PM
  #2  
WGB
WGB
 
WGB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Niagara Region
Posts: 2,284

Bikes: League Fuji

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 694 Post(s)
Liked 200 Times in 155 Posts
Might put your location down. Some places worth more than others.
WGB is offline  
Old 07-22-20, 07:37 PM
  #3  
branko_76 
Senior Member
 
branko_76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: The Urban Shores Of Michigami
Posts: 1,323

Bikes: ........................................ .....Holdsworth "Special"..... .......Falcon "Special".......... .....Raleigh "Super GP"...... ........................................

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 518 Post(s)
Liked 415 Times in 266 Posts
It's a nice bike. Although it's well made and a better bike than the original International of the 1970's, it lacks some of the "Made in England" charm.

The headset has quite a few spacers between the lock-nut and the top race, was the fork replaced? The stem seems to extend too far out of the steering tube.
branko_76 is offline  
Likes For branko_76:
Old 07-23-20, 08:28 AM
  #4  
palmerina
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by WGB View Post
Might put your location down. Some places worth more than others.
Thanks. SW Ohio.
palmerina is offline  
Old 07-23-20, 09:15 AM
  #5  
branko_76 
Senior Member
 
branko_76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: The Urban Shores Of Michigami
Posts: 1,323

Bikes: ........................................ .....Holdsworth "Special"..... .......Falcon "Special".......... .....Raleigh "Super GP"...... ........................................

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 518 Post(s)
Liked 415 Times in 266 Posts
I would pay $225.00 for it as-is
branko_76 is offline  
Old 07-23-20, 01:01 PM
  #6  
palmerina
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
It's a nice bike. Although it's well made and a better bike than the original International of the 1970's, it lacks some of the "Made in England" charm.

The headset has quite a few spacers between the lock-nut and the top race, was the fork replaced? The stem seems to extend too far out of the steering tube.
Thank you. The fork is original to the frame; this was sold as frame only so the spacers were put in there by the guy who built up the bike. The stem is an extra-tall set up to raise the handlebar; that's why it looks like that.

Last edited by palmerina; 07-23-20 at 07:38 PM.
palmerina is offline  
Old 07-23-20, 06:22 PM
  #7  
AeroGut
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 487
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 184 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 107 Times in 84 Posts
Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
I would pay $225.00 for it as-is
$225 seems like a good starting point, but it might sit a while, and you might end up having to drop down to get a buyer. I've only been in SW Ohio for a few years now, but my impression is that the vintage road bike market is pretty weak here. There are some collectors of high end stuff, but this isn't in that camp. Otherwise, it's mostly just people looking for something to ride around town, and they're not interested in paying more for a 531 road bike when they can find a basic hybrid used for half the price.
That said, the bike looks to be in good condition and nice and clean, which really helps.
AeroGut is offline  
Old 07-23-20, 06:31 PM
  #8  
branko_76 
Senior Member
 
branko_76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: The Urban Shores Of Michigami
Posts: 1,323

Bikes: ........................................ .....Holdsworth "Special"..... .......Falcon "Special".......... .....Raleigh "Super GP"...... ........................................

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 518 Post(s)
Liked 415 Times in 266 Posts
Originally Posted by palmerina View Post
Thank you. The fork is original to the frame; this was sold as frame only so the spaces were put in there by the guy who built up the bike. The stem is an extra-tall set up to raise the handlebar; that's why it looks like that.
That stack of spacers is there because the fork is too long for the frame....
branko_76 is offline  
Old 07-23-20, 07:36 PM
  #9  
palmerina
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
That stack of spacers is there because the fork is too long for the frame....
If you say so. I am certain the fork is original in any case. Here is the original ad for the frame and fork, if that helps.


Last edited by palmerina; 07-23-20 at 07:50 PM.
palmerina is offline  
Old 07-23-20, 07:58 PM
  #10  
palmerina
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by AeroGut View Post
$225 seems like a good starting point, but it might sit a while, and you might end up having to drop down to get a buyer. I've only been in SW Ohio for a few years now, but my impression is that the vintage road bike market is pretty weak here. There are some collectors of high end stuff, but this isn't in that camp. Otherwise, it's mostly just people looking for something to ride around town, and they're not interested in paying more for a 531 road bike when they can find a basic hybrid used for half the price.
That said, the bike looks to be in good condition and nice and clean, which really helps.
Thanks a lot for the input! This all makes sense and is more or less what I expected. Not looking to sell now, but have been wondering if it would be worth the trouble to raid it for the parts I want to keep or eventually sell it as is. Sounds like it would be better to part out. It doesn’t make sense to me to sell a bike with a practically new Brooks saddle and an $80 handlebar etc. for 225 bucks.
palmerina is offline  
Old 07-24-20, 06:14 AM
  #11  
Narhay
Senior Member
 
Narhay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 3,439
Mentioned: 98 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 827 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 315 Times in 199 Posts
$225 for a 531 frame with brooks, upgraded handlebar and shimano 600? I want to live in your market!

I'd say the right buyer could come along at 400.
Narhay is offline  
Likes For Narhay:
Old 07-24-20, 08:16 AM
  #12  
branko_76 
Senior Member
 
branko_76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: The Urban Shores Of Michigami
Posts: 1,323

Bikes: ........................................ .....Holdsworth "Special"..... .......Falcon "Special".......... .....Raleigh "Super GP"...... ........................................

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 518 Post(s)
Liked 415 Times in 266 Posts
Originally Posted by palmerina View Post
If you say so. I am certain the fork is original in any case. Here is the original ad for the frame and fork, if that helps.
I was curious about the unusual stack height of the headset so I started a thread to get some informed opinions....

How many Head-Set Spacers are too many?
branko_76 is offline  
Old 07-24-20, 07:09 PM
  #13  
palmerina
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
I was curious about the unusual stack height of the headset so I started a thread to get some informed opinions....

How many Head-Set Spacers are too many?
Cool! Thanks!
palmerina is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.