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Old 01-27-15, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by michaelz28
what shape and how original was it ?
Saddle and grips weren't original, but everything else was. It was a 1970, according to the rear hub. Paint was in decent shape:





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Old 01-27-15, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Saddle and grips weren't original, but everything else was. It was a 1970, according to the rear hub. Paint was in decent shape:





that's a nice bike . some of the value is in the saddle for sure . i would have held out , but if you need the space .
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Old 01-27-15, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Peugeotlover
Raleigh Sports 3 speed.
What model year do you think this is?
Is the price reasonable?
I like it's looks.
Check out the design of that front chain ring.

Vintage raleigh sports 3 speed nice
I'd say '73. I can't really see if it has self adjusting brke levers or 36/36 spoking, but those changes all happened around then.
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Price seems a bit high to me, but if you really want it...
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Old 01-27-15, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
It has the leather saddle which appears to be in good condition. The whole bike appears to be in good condition. As such, the price is fair. It's also a large model, which can justify the high price. If you want this bike, buy it. The price might be negotiable, too.
Hard to tell for sure, but the rims look to be in pretty good shape. From my experience and imo, good rims that are salvageable are worth a bit. Also for the saddle, though I'm certainly not sufficiently an expert to say what model it is. Has a nice reflector on the white tail. Hard to tell from the photos how scratched up it is. Also, am not 100% sure that the visible cotter end is the nut end. If it's not the nut that's showing, somebody did some sub-optimal cotter work. But, I think it's the nut. So, if the bikes as good as it appears in the photos and the chrome is not pitted and the hubs and BB are all ok, I think the bike would not be a bad buy for that price. If you want it. I don't think it's going to be a profit maker for somebody. Problem is it takes a bunch of money to get a $220 Sports turned into a $300 Sports.
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Originally Posted by michaelz28
what shape and how original was it ? id never let this one go for less than 350
The leather saddle alone is worth $100.00.
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Originally Posted by gster
The leather saddle alone is worth $100.00.
The most I ever paid for a vintage bike is $425.00 (Canadian) for this 1976 Raleigh Tourist.
The least I've paid is free from the side of the road.
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Old 01-28-15, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by michaelz28
that's a nice bike . some of the value is in the saddle for sure . i would have held out , but if you need the space .
Oh, I needed the space and have lots of other bikes. Plus, I bought it originally on CL for $60, which included original B72 saddle and Dare grips, which I sold off.
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Originally Posted by gster
The leather saddle alone is worth $100.00.
There's been a B.72 saddle listed on Boston's CL for many weeks now at $80 with no bites. That much more worn model wouldn't likely fetch $100, at least not in this market. You can also get a brand-new B.67 (single rail with springs) for $105.
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Originally Posted by gster
The most I ever paid for a vintage bike is $425.00 (Canadian) for this 1976 Raleigh Tourist.
The least I've paid is free from the side of the road.
That speedo is a nice touch!!
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Old 01-28-15, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
There's been a B.72 saddle listed on Boston's CL for many weeks now at $80 with no bites. That much more worn model wouldn't likely fetch $100, at least not in this market. You can also get a brand-new B.67 (single rail with springs) for $105.
mines as nice as that one . its called patina ( people like patina not new , anyone can have new ) ....i don't think id get a hundred , but it makes a nice package with the bike . the speedo on the bike had 25 miles on it and the man i got it from said that was it . it still rolls its original tires . it was in his 4 car garage its whole life , not outside ..
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Oh, your Sports is very nice, no doubt, and you're free to ask whatever you want if you ever decide to sell it. I'm just making the point that in general the market in the Boston area for these bikes is in the $150 range, give or take $50 depending on condition and components. Here's a 23" Sports for $150 on today's CL (though not the original saddle):

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this speedo-light is so cool !!!
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I just got this 76 Raleigh Sports. My dad got it free when someone was getting ready to dump it off at goodwill. Its in excellent shape as far as the paint and all go. Could use a tuneup, cleaning, adjust the seat height and bars, and a new saddle. Pretty nice bike though.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Oh, your Sports is very nice, no doubt, and you're free to ask whatever you want if you ever decide to sell it. I'm just making the point that in general the market in the Boston area for these bikes is in the $150 range, give or take $50 depending on condition and components. Here's a 23" Sports for $150 on today's CL (though not the original saddle):

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nice bikes the bunch but spend a few hours cleaning them . not a clean hub in the bunch . broken cables ... bikes are like cars . people want the originals . these thing have chrome rims on them and they shine up pretty good . presentation ..
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Old 01-28-15, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ironchefchris






I just got this 76 Raleigh Sports. My dad got it free when someone was getting ready to dump it off at goodwill. Its in excellent shape as far as the paint and all go. Could use a tuneup, cleaning, adjust the seat height and bars, and a new saddle. Pretty nice bike though.
that should clean up good .

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[MENTION=45088]nlerner[/MENTION], Boston is a hot market for bikes, but you got me thinking. It's a great place to buy a 3 speed but a bad place to sell one. They go for more here, consistently.
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not a Raliegh

I have a english 3 speed that was made in 1981 by an outfit called malboro [nothing to do with the cigs i used to smoke] Information on these bikes is not easy to find Anyone help please
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what a plank i just posted wrong photo thats the bike i used before i saw the light
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That picture is too small for us to help. What do you want to know?
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Size is not everything i will try again later like to know the history of this company i think they used to big in the bmx world
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Originally Posted by noglider
[MENTION=45088]nlerner[/MENTION], Boston is a hot market for bikes, but you got me thinking. It's a great place to buy a 3 speed but a bad place to sell one. They go for more here, consistently.
Oh, the vast majority of the CL sellers ask for very high prices for Raleigh 3-speeds and the like, but at the same time very good deals can be had regularly. I think it's likely because there are just lots and lots of old 3-speeds sitting in people's garages around here.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Oh, the vast majority of the CL sellers ask for very high prices for Raleigh 3-speeds and the like, but at the same time very good deals can be had regularly. I think it's likely because there are just lots and lots of old 3-speeds sitting in people's garages around here.
To be fair, all I know are asking prices, not selling prices, so my view may be skewed. I am just not shocked or outraged when someone asks $200 for a 3-speed in decent condition.
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Just a reminder to those of you in the Portland, Oregon area: The three speed meetup is this Saturday!
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