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Raleigh Mixte appraisal please..

Old 10-26-11, 04:54 AM
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Raleigh Mixte appraisal please..

1980 Raleigh Sprite-5 (based on DR date stamp)

Taiwan manufactured.

Suntour 5-speed DR, with single stem mounted shifter.

Urethane satin black handle bar (removed deteriorated chrome). New Kenda K-35 front tire and tube, mint seat, minor rust / dings on paint.

Tuned and rides very well. Probably put it on it on C/L.







TIA, Max

Edit: One other thing. Size. I measure 36" to the (lowered) seat TOP, 21.5" from both the center of the BB to the top of the seat POST (vertically) and seat post center top to center stem fork hole (horizontally). How does one advertise the size properly?

Seems like a large bike too, no?

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Old 10-26-11, 09:54 AM
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A nice example of a vintage Mixte it is just kind of hard to price Mixte's they don't sell as often or quickly as other bikes. This one is not old or nice enough to get a collectors price because it is a cheaper 5 speed Taiwan model as opposed to a British or American 3speed model. I would say you can probably get $150 for it but be prepared to come down on price if you want to sell it quickly.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
A nice example of a vintage Mixte it is just kind of hard to price Mixte's they don't sell as often or quickly as other bikes. This one is not old or nice enough to get a collectors price because it is a cheaper 5 speed Taiwan model as opposed to a British or American 3speed model. I would say you can probably get $150 for it but be prepared to come down on price if you want to sell it quickly.
I'd agree with that ^

Even though the condition is amazing, I wouldn't be surprised if you got less than $100 for it. I just don't see much money there.
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Old 10-28-11, 04:39 AM
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In the Boston market it would sell as a clean commuter for around $225.
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Thanks guys. I think I'll put it up somewhere in the middle of your suggestions and see what happens.

Edit:

Sold at $130 to the first couple that showed up.

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