Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Raleigh Super Course MK II Circa 1976?

Old 03-04-11, 08:37 PM
  #1  
Frogbutter 
King of the Obscure
Thread Starter
 
Frogbutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin. USA
Posts: 715

Bikes: It's a SICKNESS!

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked 28 Times in 18 Posts
Raleigh Super Course MK II Circa 1976?

CL purchase today $85.00 and he would not come down. 134 mile round trip to grab it.

From what I can gather online it looks like a 1976 **Page from Sheldon Brown**.
Weinmann Brakes and levers, Normandy wide flange hubs, Hurét front and rear derailers, Nervar Sport crank. The chrome is real nice.
SN: WE 4005192 There is also what looks like the letter "K" horizontally over the number 5.
"CARLTON" on the seat tube and "CARLTON Race Proved Workshop England" on the fork.
Not all there Reynolds decal on the ST (I am going to assume 531 frame).
It also came with a very nice Brooks Champion Narrow B 17.

Ball park value of the bike?
With new tubes and tires it is ridable, shifts fine and looks straight as an arrow. My pics are crap because I don't know how to photograph indoors. I will grab a few natural light pics Saturday.

What is a nice Brooks Champion Narrow B 17 going for alone?

I need to quit buying bikes I know nothing about. However this is my size and would clean up nice.

Thanks for any help/information. Value or anything you feel like adding to the thread.
Cory

Link to my photobucket file with more pics




__________________
Originally Posted by iab View Post
Why do you mock the cycling gods?

Your only hope is reciting 10 hail campagnolos to our lady of the duraace.


I'm happy to say that I own more Steel then Carbon. My Stable! ---> https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVZBep7
Frogbutter is offline  
Old 03-04-11, 09:10 PM
  #2  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 28,351

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2342 Post(s)
Liked 1,396 Times in 825 Posts
great looking bike, now that couch.....
__________________
One morning you wake up, the girl is gone, the bikes are gone, all that's left behind is a pair of old tires and a tube of tubular glue, all squeezed out"

Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 03-04-11, 10:17 PM
  #3  
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Posts: 14,721

Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 164 Post(s)
Liked 56 Times in 37 Posts
You paid $85 INCLUDING the Brooks? You could probably make your money back on that Brooks if you put it up on ebay.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.


Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline  
Old 03-04-11, 10:50 PM
  #4  
auchencrow
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,327
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 11 Posts
$300 bike even as it is - and it seems that it needs a good cleaning and overhaul.
The paint and decals look excellent.
I''d do white cloth bar tape on this. (yes I know it's not so practical)

Sell the rack on eBay. Keep the bike!
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline  
Old 03-05-11, 12:18 AM
  #5  
Frogbutter 
King of the Obscure
Thread Starter
 
Frogbutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin. USA
Posts: 715

Bikes: It's a SICKNESS!

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked 28 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
great looking bike, now that couch.....

14 yr old and 17 yr old still at home....Carpet and couch stay for awhile. I would love new carpet but my kids are animals. 20 yr old in the US Navy came home for Christmas and dumped a bowl of chili all over the living room carpet.

Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
You paid $85 INCLUDING the Brooks? You could probably make your money back on that Brooks if you put it up on ebay.

I may just do that, I know its a sin but I'm not a fan of Brooks. The bike will have a vintage avocet saddle put on in the AM.

Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
$300 bike even as it is - and it seems that it needs a good cleaning and overhaul.
The paint and decals look excellent.
I''d do white cloth bar tape on this. (yes I know it's not so practical)

Sell the rack on eBay. Keep the bike!

Rack is off, water bottle cage is off and what I thought was foam bar wrap turned out to be foam pipe insulation and electrical tape, also removed. I will remove the kick stand and junk gel seat Saturday (taken them off tonight would have required me to put on shoes and go to the garage for tools).

Also it is not a 1976, maybe it's a 1974. The '76 has 4 braze-on guides for the rear brake on the top tube. The '74 has 3, 2 front and 1 rear. My bike only has the 3 braze-ons.
__________________
Originally Posted by iab View Post
Why do you mock the cycling gods?

Your only hope is reciting 10 hail campagnolos to our lady of the duraace.


I'm happy to say that I own more Steel then Carbon. My Stable! ---> https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVZBep7
Frogbutter is offline  
Old 03-05-11, 05:22 PM
  #6  
juls
over the hill
 
juls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: florida
Posts: 1,410

Bikes: 72 maino-76 austro daimler inter 10-? giant kronos

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
DANG! Great deal /even with milage and firm price. Add to that (in your size); what could be sweeter?
juls is offline  
Old 03-05-11, 05:45 PM
  #7  
Frogbutter 
King of the Obscure
Thread Starter
 
Frogbutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin. USA
Posts: 715

Bikes: It's a SICKNESS!

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked 28 Times in 18 Posts
Daytime Pics...
Rack, kickstand, pipe insulation bar wrap and crap gel saddle are off. Avocet Touring II on. Stem and seatpost move freely (I did not check before handing over the cash) .


__________________
Originally Posted by iab View Post
Why do you mock the cycling gods?

Your only hope is reciting 10 hail campagnolos to our lady of the duraace.


I'm happy to say that I own more Steel then Carbon. My Stable! ---> https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVZBep7
Frogbutter is offline  
Old 03-05-11, 06:17 PM
  #8  
auchencrow
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,327
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Oh that must feel good !
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline  
Old 03-05-11, 06:44 PM
  #9  
SteveSGP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesota- the frozen tundra
Posts: 1,947

Bikes: 1977 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1976 Gitane Tour de France

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Nice find!!
SteveSGP is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Jexbrah
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
13
05-29-20 11:09 AM
67tony
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
7
06-03-14 06:01 AM
rookgirl
Classic & Vintage
12
06-04-11 06:04 PM
TeamApathy
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
9
08-20-10 12:17 PM
balindamood
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
15
06-16-10 08:09 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.