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raleigh grand prix

Old 05-29-13, 07:36 AM
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raleigh grand prix

looking at this raleigh grand prix looks to me like a 77 by the little bit of research i did (maybe im wrong) but i was wondering what a fair price would be? i could not find this type of bike going for over 300 anywhere i looked so im kind of hesitant at that price. appreciate the help as i am a complete noob when it comes to vintage bikes.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3829292039.html
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Old 05-29-13, 07:39 AM
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hi-tensile steel frame + swaged crank + $335 by a bike flipper who thinks he or she is a good mechanic after a few classes = pass on the bike

The seller may get that price in Chicago but you can do better.
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I bought a tall GP for $60, same color, in much better condition than the Sellers redone bike, and I still overhauled it. That saddle is an @$$ hatchet. If it's ready to ride, that bike is worth 1/2 asking tops.
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Old 05-29-13, 08:26 AM
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And he doesn't even include pedals!
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I would guess that the "real" worth of the bike in a good market is about $125, at best. A 29+lb bike like this can't be close to being worth what the seller wants.
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Old 05-29-13, 05:24 PM
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i figured it was way overpriced. Im just trying to find an older road bike that i can have fun with but im not about to overpay for it. I would rather get a motobecane or peugeot but those seem to be hard to come by in chicago in my size. Me being new doesnt help as i have no clue what pawnshops/bike shops in the area might carry the type of bikes im looking for. Ill just keep an eye on craiglist for now...
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Old 05-29-13, 05:29 PM
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I would say no and I really like these bikes the frames where a little rough finish wise but great the Raligh 2020 tubing is well a step above basic high-ten. And the Raliegh branded VX stuff is better than what was on most bikes of this era. That said I sold one for $200 recently in Denver which is a fairly decent market nicely ready to ride rebuilt with good matchinging alloy wheels and tires and felt lucky to get this price.


These had some issues the Raliegh specific headset and bottom bracket so if there not right your screwed. Plus the one featured will need some work.
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