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Old 01-25-10, 02:58 PM
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I have this bike that I know nothing about.... I would like to get rid of it but have no idea what its worth if anything ???? If anyone could please help I would greatly appreciate it.... Thanks...
It appears to be in good working order ... Just needs new tires and some TLC....
Raleigh Technium Prestige Tri Lite....
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Old 01-25-10, 03:40 PM
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This type of bike is usually best sold locally on Craigs List or your method of choice. The cost of shipping the bike (ebay sale) would exceed its value. ebay sales with local pickup only = give away deals (few if any bidders). Local buyers are looking for bikes in "ready to ride" condition: good/new tires and tubes, good or new cables, bar tape, good seat with no rips or tears, and pristine and clean.

Your bike in its present condition is what I would call a project: seat, bar tape, cables, and tires all need to be replaced, and some minor rust needs to be cleaned up. Rust = neglect = no sale to buyers. I would suspect that wheel and bottom bracket bearings also need cleaned/replaced and regreased. I would also remove the tribars to return the bike to original configuration and appeal to a broader market. None of these are big jobs to a do it yourselfer. Project bikes usually sell to buyers that rebuild bikes. Those buyers look for healthy discounts, to cover time and materials, and perhaps a little profit for the "bike fund". The bike only has value to the do it yourself crowd, as the cost at a bike shop to return it to good riding condition would exceed its value. But a handy person with the right tools and parts could have a really nice bike when they were done, and not spend that much to get it there. None of these defects would be difficult to address, but it would take some money just for the parts.

In its current condition, a bike like yours would sell for $25 to $50 around here.

With more details on the frame material and the model of the components, the bike might have a little more value. The brake calipers look interesting.

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If you clean the bike up (and get new tires and a decent saddle) and get rid of the rust, you can probably make $200 or possible more. This bike is small size (but aluminum) and that is a big sale point. Also, the brake set looks like Shimano Sante, which is pretty sought after. Cannot tell much about the other components from the picture. Pretty sure that the brakes were not original. The full model name is Raleigh Technium Tri-lite and this is probably an 1985-88 bike (looks different that the 1989)
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I am guessing Sante brake calipers as well, but the other components are obviously not Sante (RD looks to be Suntour Cyclone, not sure).

+1 Fully rehabbed, bike could bring $200 around here during riding season. Aluminum frame makes it less desirable. Vintage buyers tend to want steel bikes.
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Thanks folks.... I have to many other projects right now so I don't have time to freshen this up for some extra $$$$ So I think I will just list it on CL for $75 and see what happens..... Thanks...
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