The Road Bike How Much Thread

fastpedaller

Dirt Disciple
The following applies to anything of course, not just bikes.........
If selling (unless your auctioning) it's always easier to lower the price than raise it. I don't know what interest you'll receive, but at least if the sale starts off high the price can be dropped if there is no interest. It may be worth trying it on cycle forums (like this one?) or cycling UK before trying Ebay or similar. When I sold my 35 year-old handbuilt in 2014 I eventually resorted to using Ebay, and from my experience, the market is very limited if the sale is collection only. I even had someone wanting it couriered 300 miles away, but someone local bought it just before him. I didn't want to courier it in case of any potential bad outcomes (damage in transit, buyer says 'never received' or similar)
Good luck, and I hope the outcome is good for the family (even if they keep it). If they can't decide, maybe revisiting the situation later will be good (once it's gone it's gone!) I wish them well.
 

Mandobob

Dirt Disciple
Hi everyone! I am able to grab this slightly rusted Falcon if I want but I am having a hard time identifying it due to the poor photos provided. Unfortunately there are no pictures of the drive side. Any idea if this is worth picking up as a restoration project?

Thanks!



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I would date it between 1968 and 1978 by the head badge and the seat tube decal. It doesn't look like a 531 tubed frame but looks as if the components could be original. The more likely model is the black Diamond. Did you buy it?
 

jackcdh

Retro Newbie
Hi all,

I've recently been given a retro Raleigh bike (I believe a 1985 model, 531c tubing, pretty much all original I believe) by a close family member - but it's an XL size, and I'm not XL height.

I haven't a clue what model it actually is, or how much it might be worth - please could someone help??
At some point, because it is too big for me, I will probably look to trade it for something similar, but in my size (5'11 height).

Thanks in advance!
Jack
 

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jackcdh

Retro Newbie
Hi all,

I've recently been given a retro Raleigh bike (I believe a 1985 model, 531c tubing, pretty much all original I believe) by a close family member - but it's an XL size, and I'm not XL height.

I haven't a clue what model it actually is, or how much it might be worth - please could someone help??
At some point, because it is too big for me, I will probably look to trade it for something similar, but in my size (5'11 height).

Thanks in advance!
Jack
Also, I now know the bike is a 1985 Competition - open to swapping for something similar.
 

Midlife

Retro Wizard
Much appreciated - any suggestions on how much it may be worth, or bikes that it might be worth trading for would be helpful.
Thanks again!

Tricky thing is that it's the"longfellow" version so 25" frame in old money so will only appeal to the taller rider. Apart from that it's in good nick. I'd start at £275?

For a wider audience join LFGSS they have a thread devoted to buy/sell larger framed bikes.
 

jackcdh

Retro Newbie
Tricky thing is that it's the"longfellow" version so 25" frame in old money so will only appeal to the taller rider. Apart from that it's in good nick. I'd start at £275?

For a wider audience join LFGSS they have a thread devoted to buy/sell larger framed bikes.
Okay - very helpful to know. Thank you so much!
 

2manyoranges

Senior Retro Guru
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Klein Quantum Pro Q - the lovely metallic green-blue-purple fade (anyone know the Klein name for it?).
Carbon rear triangle and forks.
All original parts - 105 groupset and wheels etc. Only non-original is 3T stem, and the saddle.
Not sure of year 2002? 2004?
I have had it since 2008 and have done a few hundred miles on it, not enough to justify keeping it.
I think 48cm - I am 5-7, 31 inside leg and it fits perfectly.
Incredibly nimble and responsive - yet very comfy combination of carbon and alloy.

Really need guidance on price….all help very welcome….
 
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