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Old 04-17-21, 05:27 PM
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Raleigh Grand Prix

I have a 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix that I would like to know the value of. I am the original owner. I just put on new tires, new inner tubes and new brake pads. It has a padded spring seat, carrying rack, Simplex derailleur and Altenburger center pull brakes. I have the original owners manual. It has been stored in my garage.
Thank you for your input.
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Old 04-17-21, 06:17 PM
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Early 70's Raleigh Grand Prixs are great bikes. I like the way they ride. Cool that you have the owners manual. Some collectors geek out over those. Average price for a Grand Prix is probably $100-125 in good condition. Maybe add on another $50 for new tires and tubes.
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Old 04-18-21, 12:28 PM
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Old 04-18-21, 12:52 PM
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Bikes: 1973 Windsor Profesional,1976 Kabuki diamond formula with full Campy, 1977 Raleigh Competition GS , 1971 Stella original Campy equip. 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1972 Italvega Gran Rally ,1972 Super Mondia Special,Medici Pro Strada,Colnago

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I agree with the $100-$125 range, but that would be for a sure sale. The bike may be worth more (slightly) due to condition and finding the right buyer. Be sure potential buyers know that you are the original owner and you have the manual. Also emphasize the work and new parts.
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Old 04-21-21, 07:16 AM
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Here is mine, I got it for free and is probably worth in original state about $100


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Not sure if this comment makes these bikes more valuable,

Won my very first bike race on one,
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Old 04-21-21, 10:25 AM
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They are perfectly serviceable, but not at all fancy, bikes. Many thousands were sold over the years so they are in no way rare or unusual. I have owned two. One suffered a low-speed crash and the frame and fork both bent back such that the front wheel was overlapping the down-tube. The other has been resto-modded with a SHimano 7s Nexus hub and serves as my son's commuter bike.

They are also vastly inferior to most modern bikes. The frames are flexy like wet noodles, and not terrible strong. Most of the ones I have seen are from early 80s and before and have centre-pull Weinmann brakes which are very poor compared to even entry level modern rim brakes.

One great advantage is that they were designed with plenty of clearance for 27x1-1/4 tires, so if you swap to modern wheels you can often fit 700x35c or even wider tires.

Value: $100-$150 if in good rideable condition.
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