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How much can I get for this?(10 posts)

How much can I get for this?Kunfoochi
Sep 17, 2002 3:04 PM
I'm trying to buy myself a new bike, so it might help if I sell my old one....how much do you think this could sell for? I guess you could call this vintage.

It's a Raleigh Bike, here are the specs...
Frame: Reynolds 531 Tubing and 531 Bladed Fork
Front Derailleur: Suntour Cyclone
Rear Derailleur: Suntour V-GT-LUXE
Rims: Rigida 700C 1320
Hubs: Normandy(?)
Freewheel/Casette: Suntour
Seattube: Raleigh
Saddle: Brooks Professional w/ small Rivets
Cranks: Raleigh Atom 600
Weinmann 605 Brake Calipers
Shimano BLR-600 Brake Levers
Handlebars: ITM Master Blaster
Stem: ZOOM
Handlebar Tape: Cinelli Black Cork Ribbon

Thanks
You might get 50 for the saddle, and 75-125 for the bike nmrwbadley
Sep 17, 2002 3:20 PM
If you got $200, you would be robbing someone. (nm)onespeed
Sep 17, 2002 3:34 PM
A buck two eightygrzy
Sep 17, 2002 3:40 PM
Maybe twice that in another 20 years when it's a collectors item! Seriously you're dealing with some prime bicycle compost. You didn't say what the frame was, but it's vintage 70's/80's for sure. Nice bike in it's day, but nothing too special or exotic. Pretty much the equivalent of a Ford or a Chevy. It really wouldn't hold a candle to what you could buy new for about $600 today.
Negativescottfree
Sep 18, 2002 5:03 AM
Hardly compost, and you'd spend at least a grand to match it.

That said, old bikes like that just don't fetch what they'd be worth in a perfect world. You might get a hundred bucks for it, $125 to an enlightened buyer. But if you want the aggravation, you might get more for it parted out, especially considering the Brooks Pro.

Ask this question on the retro board.
you'd be surprised with good pics on ebay. nmJS Haiku Shop
Sep 18, 2002 5:06 AM
I say keep it...hirevR
Sep 18, 2002 6:54 AM
it's poetic value and worth in memories are far more an asset to wealth than the money. I used to feel that I had to sell in order to buy, but now, if i can afford it, i'd sooner keep it all when talking bikes. Kinda like selling old friends to make room for new ones...just can't do it anymore.
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Take it all apart......Tom C
Sep 18, 2002 9:49 AM
clean all the parts in solvent, inspect them and write a fair appraisal of each one. Then take some good digital photos of each one. On ebay you can see some really indifferent photos, i.e. dark, distant etc.. Use the photo edit feature of your computer to get your photos to the point where they can really be seen. Lastly, offer up your items at low starting prices such as one dollar. It's work but when all is said and done you may be shocked. I've parted out bikes just like the one you've described here for a many hundreds of dollars. You should even go so far as to unlace the hubs and sell the rims and hubs separately. Good Luck1
Take it all apart......Kunfoochi
Sep 18, 2002 12:17 PM
Thanks. If I'm only going to get a hundred or even two out of it, it's not really worth it to me. Now that you know what I'm riding now though, how big of a difference would a Raleigh R700 or Cannondale Caad 5 w/Ultegra be from it?

Thanks
like comparing late 70's Toyota Corolla....hirevR
Sep 19, 2002 7:59 AM
....to a 2002 or 2003 Toyota Corolla S. Totally different and worth an upgrade if you plan on driving...er..riding often.