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Raleigh Internationals still in the boxes - info?

Old 01-06-14, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...+1. We internet touched them, and that must be worth something. Imagine if we'd seen them out of the box.
Maybe that is where one of the bikes went to the buyer who sold it recently on ebay and hand delivers it to the current owner.
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This thread:
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Before I purchased a 1974 Raleigh International on Ebay, I came across a bike shop just south of Hartford, CT that was advertising 2 NIB Raleigh Internationals. Bear in mind that this was 2 years ago, but I believe that they wanted between $1500 and $2000 for each one. After almost 40 years in the box, there most likely will be some corrosion and fading of chrome, etc., besides new tires, new grease for the bearings, etc. I also would love to see pictures of them when they are removed from the box. Hard to believe that someone would leave some bikes in the box for that long. As a business owner you want to rotate and move your inventory, not sit on it . Your plan for appreciation could backfire due to tremendous tech innovations in the future.
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Well that brings back memories, my '74 Copper came out of a carton like R 971.

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Originally Posted by jacksbike
Before I purchased a 1974 Raleigh International on Ebay, I came across a bike shop just south of Hartford, CT that was advertising 2 NIB Raleigh Internationals. Bear in mind that this was 2 years ago, but I believe that they wanted between $1500 and $2000 for each one. After almost 40 years in the box, there most likely will be some corrosion and fading of chrome, etc., besides new tires, new grease for the bearings, etc. I also would love to see pictures of them when they are removed from the box. Hard to believe that someone would leave some bikes in the box for that long. As a business owner you want to rotate and move your inventory, not sit on it . Your plan for appreciation could backfire due to tremendous tech innovations in the future.
You'd be surprised....the shop I worked at had ideal conditions for long term storage. IT was in a dry basement with cool temperatures and low humidity. We had old car and bike parts down there from the 50's that were pristine!!!
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The fellow with the boxed Internationals who posted several years ago was just fishing. He's in the CT bike business.

This is part of his sig, if you look deep enough.

https://suburbanskiandbike.com/Bicycles/

And he's been recently active (logged in) FWIW.

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Originally Posted by jacksbike
Before I purchased a 1974 Raleigh International on Ebay, I came across a bike shop just south of Hartford, CT that was advertising 2 NIB Raleigh Internationals. Bear in mind that this was 2 years ago, but I believe that they wanted between $1500 and $2000 for each one. After almost 40 years in the box, there most likely will be some corrosion and fading of chrome, etc., besides new tires, new grease for the bearings, etc. I also would love to see pictures of them when they are removed from the box. Hard to believe that someone would leave some bikes in the box for that long. As a business owner you want to rotate and move your inventory, not sit on it . Your plan for appreciation could backfire due to tremendous tech innovations in the future.
Back in 2009 or so, John Baron of Velostuf had 3 or 4 NOS 1972+/- Masi Gran Criteriums that he sold off, I only saw the price of one that went on ebay for at the time the stiff price of $4,300. One had some damage from to the rear brake cable housing where the seat lug dug into it but the bikes were in amazingly good condition. Yes, the grease would be expected to be stiff, but the hardware and even tires looked terrific. No idea if the tires held air.
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hey, I'll go 500 on each.... doh!

Would be cool to know what happened to them.
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I asked that on the Internationals. He's not saying.

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