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1952 Raleigh Steel Rim. Worth Selling or Trading?

Old 05-21-16, 07:13 PM
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1952 Raleigh Steel Rim. Worth Selling or Trading?

Awhile back I bought a Raleigh Wheel because of the lovely 1952 dated Sturmey Archer GH6 dynohub. I now have a rim that I don't want. Before I go through the trouble of posting photos, etc. thought I'd ask would this be something that someone would want given that shipping for a bulky item might be more than it's worth?

The rim has a raised section down the center and says "Raleigh" on it with patent number.
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Old 05-21-16, 07:28 PM
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Is it a 26 or 27" ?
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Is it a 26 or 27" ?
It is 26 x 1 3/8 with 32 holes.


1952 Raleigh Rim by velocivixen, on Flickr
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Old 05-21-16, 07:59 PM
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Thanks. Not going to stand in the way of anybody else's interest.
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Old 05-21-16, 08:30 PM
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No worries. I'm mostly trying to find out if it's worth cleaning up and trying to sell here. Personally, I suspect that shipping would be forth more than what the rim is worth. I'm tempted to give it away. I just didn't know if there were any special interest in it.
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Oh, I would hang on to it if I were you. I'm sure someone close by could use it directly or later for a project.

They ain't making them anymore, ya know!
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Not worth it unless you will need it in the future.
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I kick myself, hundreds of times, for the, apparently worthless components at the time, for throwing or giving them away.

Things that get damaged (brake levers, rims, rear derailleurs, saddles, tires and the like) are, one day, going to be hard to find. Think about the incredibly unreliable Simplex plastic front derailleur. Junk and lots of people simply toss(ed) them out, including me. Well, including me in the old days. These days...

Things like that rim or that mentioned plastic derailleur, might prove to be very hard for someone to find. How much is the rim worth? Perhaps an even trade for some component that you want to trade for. So...

If storage space is not an issue, clean the rim, coat it with grease and tuck it away. Who knows, it just might go the way of the lowly cottered crank sets, which, until recently, were not worth the value of the metal they are made of. Try and find/buy one today!
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I've had people come into our co-op looking for these rims, more so the 40 spoke rear hubs but maybe a co-op would be interested in using it.
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Ok, thanks all. I'll clean it up a bit more then lightly grease it to keep from more rust. I've got space, as I've given bunches of stuff away.
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I've got a matching 40 hole, we should give them both to somebody.
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Bring it to a bike coop where it will be put to good use. If you ever need it, it might still be there. But you probably won't ever need it.
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