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1978 Raleigh Professional in Team Livery - price for frame/fork and complete

Old 02-17-11, 02:20 PM
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1978 Raleigh Professional in Team Livery - price for frame/fork and complete

So I have a weird one here...I'd like to get either a 753 Team frame or a Hetchins as my British road bike so am considering selling my Raleigh Pro.

There are a few photos on this thread and I will post more later tonight:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ity-difference

This is an example where I truly don't have a good feel for the frame's value. I know I paid a FORTUNE on the current build...it was my first vintage build up and I didn't know every cost cutting trick. Condition is probably a bit better than it's showing...for a 30+ year frame, it's VERY sharp.

Here are the things to be aware of -

...the fork is not original...it's a Reynolds 531 fork, red, off of an ikelston bike. The PO put on a black fork from a Raleigh Competition and used that to replace a CF fork his PO had put on. It was NOT replaced because of accident or failure. I changed out the black fork in an attempt to get it closer to original. The current fork isn't a perfect color match. I've debated having a frame builder repaint, but haven't done so yet.

The rims are 27inch clinchers laced to Campy SR hubs. Gentleman Super Clinchers...the pre-Wolber brand. I do have a 700c set of Campy wheels (I think Mavic rims) we could discuss as a replacement.

I put on a replica Reynolds sticker on the ST and used the wrong one. Sorry, it was before I knew better. This was the ONLY change made to original status and the frame looks DAMNED good. This frame is 531db throughout.

So, watcha folks think? What's a fair asking price for frame/fork or for complete build?
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there is a 78 on ebay right now. Might be your size, but you should keep an eye on it for pricing.
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I'm not sure how to compare the value of his to mine. On the one hand, his is in much rougher shape...but his is also a 753 SBDU. If mine were a "standard" Raleigh Pro, I'd know how to judge it...about 300-400 (give or take). I don't know how the Team paint effects mine or how the fork changes it. It's a much cooler fork, but it's not original and isn't a perfect color match.
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Still need some opinions on this one.
















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