Fwd: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh Sprite questions

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From: <CYCLESTORE@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 12:59:01 EDT
Subject: Fwd: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh Sprite questions
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In a message dated 10/15/00 12:54:25 PM, CYCLESTORE writes:

<< Greetings Walt,

I've had several Raleigh Sprite's through the doors as you describe. The tubing decal with 20 on it is Raleigh Brand Tubing (not Reynolds) that was used on primarily entry level bikes. The full number is 2020, 2030, or 2040 on the decal that must be rubbed off partially I feel. This was a low carbon steel that got better as the numbers got bigger.

One of my employee's had a 65 model with Sturmey Archer 5 speed that was very interesting but not overly collectable (except for the hub). Value for the moment is very subjective but fairly low I am afraid. If you want to sell it clean it up well and put some new rubber on it and try Ebay-it might surprise you what it would go for but ladies bikes are historically low on the demand side of things.

Yours in Cycling,

Gilbert Anderson & Susan Merritt

Bicycle Outfitter 519 W. North St. Raleigh, NC 27603 voice:919/828-8999 toll free: 800/321-5511 email: cyclestore@aol.com

In a message dated 10/14/00 10:32:48 PM, wspokes1@hotmail.com writes:

<< My girlfriends mom, upon hearing that I like "old bikes", asked me to look at a bicycle she had from some years ago. It is a Raleigh Sprite. The derailleurs are both Huret Allvit, appears very similar to the ones listed in the Dancing Chain, page 172-173, 1960-61. This bicycle is remarkably great shape and sits in her garage collecting only a small amount of dust. Dry rotted tires of course. The bicycle uses 27 in wheelset. I didn't take a real close look at the brakes or other components other than to notice a cottered crankset with a very unusual little symbol ??? I didn't look closely at the back to see a name. It is a Sprite model (tubing sticker stated, I believe, Reynolds 20??), The headbadge says England with a very nice rivited badge. She wants to get rid of the bicycle and I was looking at taking it off her hands. I am not sure of the size, I doubt it is close to my size though. If anyone knows anymore about this particular model. Let me know. I can get more details from the bicycle next weekend. What does a model such as this go for in price? You can email me offlist if you wish. Thanks in advance.

Walt Skrzypek Falls Creek, Pa >> >>

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Greetings Walt,

I've had several Raleigh Sprite's through the doors as you describe. The tubing decal with 20 on it is Raleigh Brand Tubing (not Reynolds) that was used on primarily entry level bikes. The full number is 2020, 2030, or 2040 on the decal that must be rubbed off partially I feel. This was a low carbon steel that got better as the numbers got bigger.

One of my employee's had a 65 model with Sturmey Archer 5 speed that was very interesting but not overly collectable (except for the hub). Value for the moment is very subjective but fairly low I am afraid. If you want to sell it clean it up well and put some new rubber on it and try Ebay-it might surprise you what it would go for but ladies bikes are historically low on the demand side of things.

Yours in Cycling,

Gilbert Anderson & Susan Merritt

Bicycle Outfitter 519 W. North St. Raleigh, NC 27603 voice:919/828-8999 toll free: 800/321-5511 email: cyclestore@aol.com

In a message dated 10/14/00 10:32:48 PM, wspokes1@hotmail.com writes:

<< My girlfriends mom, upon hearing that I like "old bikes", asked me to look at a bicycle she had from some years ago. It is a Raleigh Sprite. The derailleurs are both Huret Allvit, appears very similar to the ones listed in the Dancing Chain, page 172-173, 1960-61. This bicycle is remarkably great shape and sits in her garage collecting only a small amount of dust. Dry rotted tires of course. The bicycle uses 27 in wheelset. I didn't take a real close look at the brakes or other components other than to notice a cottered crankset with a very unusual little symbol ??? I didn't look closely at the back to see a name. It is a Sprite model (tubing sticker stated, I believe, Reynolds 20??), The headbadge says England with a very nice rivited badge. She wants to get rid of the bicycle and I was looking at taking it off her hands. I am not sure of the size, I doubt it is close to my size though. If anyone knows anymore about this particular model. Let me know. I can get more details from the bicycle next weekend. What does a model such as this go for in price? You can email me offlist if you wish. Thanks in advance.

Walt Skrzypek
Falls Creek, Pa >>