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Old 11-18-10, 10:45 PM
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Two 1977 Raleigh Grand Prix?

So I'm just getting into cycling primarily bike trails and commuting (newbie disclaimer), and I came across these two bikes (one for me, one for gf). What do you guys think? Decent deal? Anything I should ask/look out for? Sizing wise, they fit.

Pair Of 1977 Raleigh Grand Prix 10 Speed Road Bikes - $300
Matching paint and Suntour components. Non matching seats. The women's bike has quick release front and back spindles with Avocet touring seat. The men's has quick release rear spindle and brand new front wheel with Brooks seat.Both bikes have very little to no rust. Both bikes are in excellent mechanical condition. Some scrapes on paint and decals typical for 33 year old bikes. Both Have Schwinn package racks that were installed on the bikes at original purchase.





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Yeah, decent deal.
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Yes

Buy these, and you and your gal can be admitted to the illustrious order of GP owners.
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green light, but make sure the fork on the guy-bike isn't bent back. It might just ne the camera angle. Compare the bike to the catalog photo. If the front tire is really close to the downtube, the bike might have been in a front-end collision. Again, it just could be the angle.

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Old 11-19-10, 10:11 PM
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Not a bad deal at all.
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