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1983 Raleigh Record - how did I do?

Old 09-16-12, 04:00 PM
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1983 Raleigh Record - how did I do?

Picked up this really nice Raleigh Record at an estate sale on Friday, paid $50 for it which I thought was a bargain. It is in exceptional shape, just needs a good cleaning, new bar tape and new brake cables and pads and it will be ready to ride and ride fast! I am thinking once I clean it up it would be worth around $150-200? Am I way off? This is by far the nicest bike I have picked up yet....

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IMHO, $150 may be achievable, but not $200. Records are the low end of Raleigh Road bikes and the one above also has chrome steel rims.
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$150 is ambitious for Knoxville. I couldn't do it on this side of the mountains. College town helps. Bottom end swaged crank with steel chain rings, claw RD hanger, stem shifters, steel seat post, nutted axle, steel handlebars, steel rims, etc.
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