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Old 02-07-11, 09:08 PM
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How much are these?

Im moving so I have to donate a couple away to friends. Trying to figure out which ones to part with.

Curious to find out how much they all cost, not that i'll run out of friends to donate them to.

What I have:

1983 Raleigh Olympian
1982 Team FUJI
1982 Centurion LeMans
197? Centurion Super Sport
1984 Trek 460

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Old 02-07-11, 09:18 PM
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Pass along the Olympian and LeMans. Enjoy the others.
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Old 02-07-11, 09:25 PM
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what size is the 460?
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Old 02-07-11, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
what size is the 460?
It should be a 21", but I will know for sure in a week when I bring it down from the bay.
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Old 02-08-11, 07:41 PM
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Bike values vary depending on your location, the desireability of the bike and perhaps most importantly, condition. A vintage road bike with exceptional paint and decent components holds its value pretty well, especially if it is a "name" brand. Depending on condition, the two "best" on your list would be the Team Fuji and the Trek. Centurions are nice too. I sold a 21" Raleigh Olympian, believe it was a 1983 and it was in great shape for $100.00. Since I paid $30.00 for it and only replaced the bar tape, I did O.K.
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+1 Paint, decal and frame condition are critical to value. Raleigh is the lowest end of this group, Team Fuji is the top, followed by the Trek.
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Old 02-14-11, 04:31 AM
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Team FUJI needs an acid bath for inside rust, and probably sandblasting/freshcoat for several inch rust spot on middle tube with couple smaller ones.

Trek 460 came with a whole bunch of rust spots sand papered off. Im considering sandblast/repaint from blue to yellow.

Centurion LeMans is in horrible shape, and I've yet to look it over seriously for rust or bent frame. 'Been sitting in an open shed since the 80's.

Raleigh Olympian is built up. It is what I am riding now because its a touring/racing frame and was somewhat lighter and not bent like my 79' Raleigh Grand Prix turned out ot be.
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And the Super Sport, while a rare and awesome piece of history, would probably also need a full strip down and repainting.

All of these frames are around 21", give or take a few centimeters.
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Old 03-26-11, 03:59 PM
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I threw away the Centurion LeMans, because its stem and seat post were both frozen on very well. Seems from the dirt I had to clear away, that it might have even been stored upside down up to the top bar in mud for several years to accelerate the process. I scavanged some components off off it before hand: side-pull brakes, side-pull cable hadware, wheel rims, hubs, brake levers, reflectors, and a rusty Suntour GTluxe. I may never be able to revive the GTluxe, but I love that model, and may use this as a source for spare parts.

Gave the Centurion Super Sport away to a friend who is going to (with assistance), build it up into his first bicycle!

Fixed the Trek 460 up, and got it working for a ride up in the Silicon Valley. I am going to be tweaking it and riding it some more, in order to figure out if I like the size, and geometry. So far it's been kinda odd, like a pedal boat. That may have been due to the stock prostate destroyer seat that I just replaced.

Trying to build up the FUJI into a functioning ride, with all the random parts I have lying around the house. Right now I am looking for ball bearing cages and balls that fit into the 90's Richey Logic headset. After that I will be able to atleast put the fork in, some wheels and a kickstand. That way it will be standing up, instead of in peices around my house.

Raleigh Olympian needs to have its bottom bracket fixed again, so I will just put my Phil Wood bottom bracket into it. I have the BB, the Cups, the bolts, one PW tool, and the locking compound. I have yet to call the local co-op and ask if they have a second tool, so I can put everything in on the spot, and not have to wait overnight for the compund to dry, while not being sure if I am doing it right in the first place.

Overall, pretty exciting. Once I figure out which is best between the Trek and the Fuji, our small house will only contain two of my bicycles, and three of my fiance's. Instead of eight as before..
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Gave away the FUJI because it was .5" shorter and a whole lot rustier.

I now have the Olympian for commuting/touring and the Trek for fun racing/training.
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1984 Trek 460


1983 Raleigh Olympian



1982 Team FUJI

The FUJI is going to become a 15 year old's fixie ride.

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lol @ horn, nice touch.
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lol @ horn, nice touch.
Everybody likes it. It's good at getting attention, because its not something people expect.
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