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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:06 am 
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I just sold a near mint Tri-Colorado with Ultegra 600 for 455


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:48 pm 
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Apologies if this is the wrong place for this as it's evidently not a real road bike.

Old Holdsworth, lovely thing but pretty rusty. I impulse purchased from an antique shop, fixed it up and rode it a bit but was going to give it a proper restoration before I inherited a dawes that is more my size. I thought I'd check whether anyone recognises it here as I don't even know what era it is from!

It has 650A tires on steel rims, 51cm seatpost, 56cm top tube. The holdsworth transfers & black paint look like they might not be original, there's some maroon underneath. I'm assuming it is geniune holdsworth as it has the metal badge on the front of the frame. Is it worth anything at all or should I just give it up for karma?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Hello all :)

I'm hoping someone can enlighten me a little about a bike we are looking to move on. We've not much idea if it's of any value but have been told that it would be worth trying to sell rather than repair (which could cost upwards of £80).

I've attached some pictures below and any information anyone can provide would be most helpful. Please feel free to ask any questions and i'll do my best to answer them!

Chris


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Hi there. What repairs to that would cost £80? 3 speed classics do have a following I certainly think they have a certain charm about them. Yours doesn't look in too bad a condition but theres a little rust on the frame and there is the question of what repairs are required I'd say you should sell it reasonably quickly for £40 with a top end of maybe £65.


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chrisl not sure whether it's a Holdsworth either seems unlikely but I can't claim to be an expert. It's a charming bike and worth something I reckon you'd get an easy £50 for it.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:48 am 
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Starting to feel the squeeze on my wallet inbetween student loans so if I'd have to sell this I'd be interested to see what you guys think it's worth.

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Brian rourke 753 time trial frame (seat tube ~58cm CTC, effective top tube ~56cm)
700c and 650c wheelset, with mavic 88 hubs and open pro rims
Dura ace rear mech
shimano 600 crank
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:14 am 
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I'm looking to sell a Raleigh/Carlton Professional 531 from around 73/4. It's all original and has the Record groupset, Superleggeri pedals, matching pump and Brooks Team Pro. 3T record stem and GB handlebars. 'CC' cutout on BB shell. (Carlton Cycles)

The bike hasn't done too many miles - but needs a good clean. Minus points would include the chrome on the fork crown.

I was going to strip it and transfer the parts to one of the Quinns - but it seems a shame as its a factory original Pro. Would it be more worthwhile giving it a service and selling complete?


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this is my Giant Peloton Superlite. Its a 61cm size, which is just a tiny bit too big for me. It gives my back some problems if I ride it for more than a couple of hours at a time. I bought it secondhand quite a few years ago, and don't know its age, but would guess early '90s? (frame number is GC 2L4062 if anyone out there knows how to convert that to model year). It originally had the shifters on the down tube, but I've converted it to STI levers (I still have the original shifters, brake levers, mechs, cassette, seatpost, saddle, BB and crankset to put it back in original condition if necessary). I put a mountain bike seatpost on it to try and ease my back problems, a Selle San Marco saddle, and Michelin Pro 3 race tyres. It still has the original Nitto quill stem in the Giant headset, and the original Sakae custom bars. Everything else on it is Shimano 105
There are a few chips and scratches in the paint, but apart from that its in very good condition, everything works smoothly, there is no play or roughness in any of the bearings, and no rust.

I am thinking of selling it soon, since I don't ride it enough these days, and would appreciate it if any of you knowledgeable folks could give me a rough guide price as to what I should ask for it? Also, is it worth more as it is, or should I restore it to original retro condition? (Its much easier to ride as it is now!)

Many thanks,

Simon

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Should quite easily get £500 or so for that. I recall seeing this on LFGSS and it was very popular iirc.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:25 pm 
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blightyinfurs wrote:
I'm looking to sell a Raleigh/Carlton Professional 531 from around 73/4. It's all original and has the Record groupset, Superleggeri pedals, matching pump and Brooks Team Pro. 3T record stem and GB handlebars. 'CC' cutout on BB shell. (Carlton Cycles)

The bike hasn't done too many miles - but needs a good clean. Minus points would include the chrome on the fork crown.

I was going to strip it and transfer the parts to one of the Quinns - but it seems a shame as its a factory original Pro. Would it be more worthwhile giving it a service and selling complete?


No keep it together. Without seeing pics it's difficult but I'd say somewhere in the region of £400 - £500. Perhaps more if you clean it and present it well.


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