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Raleigh Super Course MK II

Old 08-19-13, 07:40 PM
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Raleigh Super Course MK II

It's too big, I think it's a 62cm. Currently dismantled down to the bare frame, so do I recondition and rebuild it or part it out? Just seems as a complete bike they are well undervalued relative to the parts, like more than 100%.

Paint has some scuffs, decals in good condition, some chrome oxidation., otherwise its factory stock, with updated tires. Took only 45 minutes to dismantle. I have no idea what they go for as a reconditioned classic. Looking for a value without the B-17?

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Old 08-19-13, 08:13 PM
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I sold a green one a few years ago for $275 overhauled. If memory serves, this is the long wheelbase version which was well received for its comfort. They shortened the geo at some point and it became much less desirable.
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Old 08-19-13, 10:46 PM
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That's a great looking Raleigh. I'd overhaul it and keep it original, then ride it often.
I gather you have other plans for the saddle at least. What year is it, what tubing?
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Old 08-20-13, 04:34 AM
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The value in Super Course's is usually just the frame. Sheldon saw to that. This is a later model with forged dropouts rather than the stamped ones. That means all the Raleigh proprietary threading isn't there which is dersirable.

While perfectly functional, the Nervar Star crank and rest of the components (unless that is a Huret Jubilee hiding underneath that claw) aren't worth a lot parted out.

It all depends on your selling preferences. If you sell locally, build it back up. You could sell the frame on here if you offered a good deal or get more money for the frame on ebay. I say build it back up and sell it locally.
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I restored one and had ZERO luck selling complete. I will probably just part it out, as in my case, parted out = 2X whole.
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Old 08-20-13, 06:30 AM
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I saw one go for a song locally. The S had it listed and the price dropped and dropped and dropped until it finally sold at a little over $200. I have a friend who could really use that bike since he need something comfortable to commute on and he rides a 62 cm. . . . And I could use a B-17, .

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Old 08-20-13, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I saw one go for a song locally. The S had it listed and the price dropped and dropped and dropped until it finally sold at a little over $200.
I think $200 is on the high side of what these are worth.
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Old 08-20-13, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mparker326 View Post
I think $200 is on the high side of what these are worth.
Well a song is an overstatement. $200 is real money for an old bike. But I don't think that's silly money for the bike either.
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Originally Posted by mparker326 View Post
I think $200 is on the high side of what these are worth.
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Well a song is an overstatement. $200 is real money for an old bike. But I don't think that's silly money for the bike either.
Given that I have sold a Raleigh Grand Prix Mixte for $200 and a heavy Raleigh C-40 Hybrid for $199, both reconditioned of course, $200 for a SC MK II. Fuggedaboutit.

A similar vintage Trek or Peugeot or Moto with a 531 butted frame and similar components would sell for mid $300's to over $400, if reconditioned. Of course I tend to buy those for less and in my size, so I can't say I've sold any 531 framed bikes.
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I think in the NYC area, you are looking at a $300 bike if you can find a tall buyer.
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