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Raleigh and value? :O

Old 01-20-15, 07:39 PM
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Raleigh and value? :O

Hey guys, I just bought a Raleigh Sprite today for $50 since I have always wanted a retro ride that is not a road bike. To my surprise, it rode very smoothly and was comfortable. Always thought I would hate those type of handlebars but I guess I was wrong. Anyway, if you guys could dig up any info on it I would really appreciate it because I tend to like to know the history of the bikes I ride : ) It has a 6 speed freewheel and shimano shifters and derailleur so I assume it wouldn't be that old...but yea, lovely condition.

Oh yea, I live in Toronto btw. So the value of it might be a bit higher than most people. Thanks!

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I sold last year one for 80$, but it had a lot of chips. The guy moved in Florida, so he sold me back the bike for 30$. Now is again for sale for...80.
Strong and smooth bike, I like it.
'81 Schwinn Super Sport;

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Nice clean Raleigh. Judging from the graphics, components, and headbadge, you have a mid 1980's Sprite made in Taiwan or other Asian country (Malaysia?). During most of the 1980's Huffy owned Raleigh. IMHO, your bike is worth from $50-$75. The UK built Sprites are more valuable, but not by much. Enjoy!

And sometimes you get lucky, as these cost me $60 for both, purchased about a year apart.

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