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Old 11-03-13, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by daf1009
Yet another...the Atlanta market is quite pricey! A Free Spirit for $450...of course, I do not know a lot about this particular type of bike...maybe I am wrong!

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/bik/4161347807.html
I'm pretty sure they forgot the decimal point between the 4 and 5............ I hope so anyway. My Mom had one just like that 30 years ago and it was major piece of crap.
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Originally Posted by daf1009
Here we go...more optimistic pricing in the Atlanta area...a relatively nice Raleigh Grand Prix...at $350...

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/bik/4169043911.html
I've been looking for an early to mid-70's grand Prix in that size and color for a LONG time but not for that kind of money!!! Yikes!!!
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
I'm pretty sure they forgot the decimal point between the 4 and 5............ I hope so anyway. My Mom had one just like that 30 years ago and it was major piece of crap.
I have what's left of one here in my shop. I use it for a truing stand. It works well for that purpose.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
I've been looking for an early to mid-70's grand Prix in that size and color for a LONG time but not for that kind of money!!! Yikes!!!
You should be able to pic up a fairly nice Grand Prix for around $200 or less in most major markets. I sold this one earlier this year for $200 and it didn't sell quick. Full Raliegh branded VX shift group, all alloy components and nice 700c alloy wheels properly built up and spaced for the bike with good tires.

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Originally Posted by zukahn1
You should be able to pic up a fairly nice Grand Prix for around $200 or less in most major markets. I sold this one earlier this year for $200 and it didn't sell quick. Full Raliegh branded VX shift group, all alloy components and nice 700c alloy wheels properly built up and spaced for the bike with good tires.
I found lots of nice GP's for under $200 but no 25.5" in red and only a red one would do, my first "real" bike was a 1971 red 25.5" Grand Prix. I'm not in the market right now though as I have other projects in the works but someday........ someday.
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I can see that the Deluxe Red was to my knowledge optional and one of the least common colours for these.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile
I found lots of nice GP's for under $200 but no 25.5" in red and only a red one would do...
Is this big enough? $125.

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Well that is the rare double optional deluxe Red and large 25.5 from about 71 that Murray Missile stated he was looking for at a Ok price.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
Well that is the rare double optional deluxe Red and large 25.5 from about 71 that Murray Missile stated he was looking for at a Ok price.
Yes it is, right bike, OK price, wrong time. I bought something else and the bike budget for this year has been spent and then some. Never fails.
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An expired listing, but I own this Raleigh. It retailed for about $299. I got it at the LBS as a year-old closeout for about $200. The lister wanted $679.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...ectorid=229466
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Thanks for the post. I had a bet with a friend that Schwinn invented cantilever brakes in the fifties and this ad sealed my victory. Amazing the way those 60 year old composite pedals held up so well.



Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Well, you know. Old = "Vintage" = Valuable.
... Like this 1950s Schwinn, for example:

1950s Schwin bike - $60 (battleground)



the bike is in good condition except the bearings Need to be replaced on the back wheel.call me at 360711065
  • Location: battleground
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By far the crappiest pictures of a high-end vintage bike of the day here:

[h=2]Eddy Mercks 54cm bike - $675 (Spokane Valley)[/h]

I have an Eddy Mercks, 54 cm, Campy Chorus group, mid 1980's Columbus SL tubing, great ride, front chain rings 52-42. Rear cassette 8 speed, have 13/26 gears. Triathlon bars on it. Must sell due to my wife, she says I have too many bikes. 509-863-1425 or 290-5708 Jeff or Gail

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Originally Posted by Matariki
Thanks for the post. I had a bet with a friend that Schwinn invented cantilever brakes in the fifties and this ad sealed my victory. Amazing the way those 60 year old composite pedals held up so well.
Glad to be of service!
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Great picture!

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So Aero...and at that price, a steal for the 2.8lb frame


Blue Cannondale Road Bike.2.8 pound aluminum frame,21 speeds. Seat tube from crank to top is 56 cm./22in. I am 5'7" with 29" inseam. Light and fast for serious riders. No texts or Emails. three three zero four one two two three two seven.
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Trek 4.5 Madone-TRADE or CASH - $400 (Hackettstown new jersey)
"Trek 4.5 Madone, cracked in 2 spots, can't ride it anymore and don't want to fix it trying to get rid of it, will trade for a good COMPOUND HUNTING BOW, i am looking for best offer willing to accept and think about any offer text or call me at 908-878-7913"

Maybe "crack" is the key word here.
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
Hmmmmm ...... Is this reel? Seems kind of fishy to me, but it could be a catch for someone.
https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bik/4153019812.html

It's the rare companion bike to the AMC Marlin.
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Originally Posted by J.Oxley
Well, you know. Old = "Vintage" = Valuable.
... Like this 1950s Schwinn, for example:

[h=2]1950s Schwin bike - $60 (battleground)[/h]

the bike is in good condition except the bearings Need to be replaced on the back wheel.call me at 360711065
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It's no surprise how the Beaver could grab such righteous hang time in a 720.
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Originally Posted by Ms. Ann Thorpe
An expired listing, but I own this Raleigh. It retailed for about $299. I got it at the LBS as a year-old closeout for about $200. The lister wanted $679.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...ectorid=229466
It's a nice bike from the one picture...I didn't realize BBC was THAT cheap...

oops...can't even use that one, eBay spoilsports.
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...I'm glad they said "un-restored" in the text or I'd have had no idea. Oh, and he's keeping the handlebars, so pffffffft!! But it's a great father-son project, which could probably last until the son has a son and they could continue the project. Or ART! So much good material here. Ahhhh, Portland, how I love thee.

[h=2]PRE WAR HIAWATHA UN-RESTORED - $100 (SE)[/h]

Original Pre-war light blue and rust womens 18" bike. New departure hubs which roll-handle bars missing. Great father and son project, mom daughter, or ART. long 42" wheel base and rims are 24". Handle bars shown not included.

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Not bike related, but pretty Wacky nonetheless:

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^So that's what passes for "health and beauty" in Co. nowadays?
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Mama-chari?

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[h=1]Vintage early 70's THE TREASURY Japanese Mama Chariot Bike Frame Murray[/h]
[h=2]Description[/h]Frame only looks like a re branded Murray, weighs around 10 pounds, Somebody really like this bike at one time as they painted flowers on it.


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