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1968 Raleigh Grand Prix

Old 04-13-11, 02:21 PM
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1968 Raleigh Grand Prix

No way this is worth $200, any idea what would be reasonable?

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/2322137728.html

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Old 04-13-11, 02:39 PM
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Unless it is because of the photo it doesn't appear to be a Brooks that I'm familiar with. Maybe something other than a B15 or B17 which would have been on it at the time.

Not particularly light. If you are a Raleigh fan, maybe $100.00 or so if everything is in good shape.
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Old 04-13-11, 02:46 PM
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At least it is a Carlton-built frame, that's a plus. The catalog says it sold for $89.00 back in 1968 and came with a Brooks B15. Maybe the seat on it is a replacement and they have the Brooks saddle to include on the deal. But I still say the saddle on the bike doesn't look right. I don't have a way of making the image better in order to find out. It is the wrong shape and looks way too new to be correct.

Anyways, it probably is a nice bike, but $200.00 asking price is pretty ballsy.
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I'm going to take a look at a similar bike after work but I think the one near me is not complete and possibly not in as good condition. It also say it has the original brooks saddle. This one is from 1974. While researching Raleigh Grand Prix I found that prices range from $100 to $250 depending on location and condition.

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bik/2319623470.html

Seller is asking $150... for the one in my area I'm thinking more around $100 depending on how much work it needs.
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I have a 75 raleigh gran prix, I only paid $45 for it. What name components does that 68 raleigh have? If it has the simplex brand shifters and deraleures that are made of plastic, I'd back away from it, my raleigh has the huret challenger shifters and deraleures, the huret challenger was way better than cheap simplex. Go check it out, take a $100 with you, if the seller wants more than a $100, jus walk away with no regrets.
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There is a wide price variation in local markets. Around here, Raleigh's are pretty well respected, so a GP can still get a pretty good price.

Also - if the bike in question was actually a Carlton-built GP, it would be worth a premium. However, it does not look like a 1960's model to me, with the safety levers, Pletscher rack and what appears to be red plastic bar tape.

BTW- I would not dismiss any bike due to the Simplex DR's. They are easily replaceable, and the rears are even upgradeable with new jockey wheels if you prefer (and they actually shift pretty well).
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I picked up the Raleigh GP that I was talking about earlier for $100... it did not have the front or rear derailluers... I have a set I can put on it but this bike maybe turned into a single speed... which in my area once built and cleaned up will go for $175 to $225. I like the frame... it got cool lugs and not that heavy.

I was a little disappointed that the brooks saddle in question was not leather but a vinyl... it in fine shape but not the cool vintage brooks I was hoping for. My guess is the one on the red GP discussed in this thread is the same.
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