[CR]Raleigh Competition GS, value?

Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 09:09:57 -0500
From: Steve Kurt <kurtsj@mtco.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Raleigh Competition GS, value?
References: <CATFOODg8MTbQpYtMIO00000a07@catfood.nt.phred.org>

Hi David, FWIW, I bought a NIB 1974 Raleigh International for $1000 USD a few years ago. It was pure luck to get it for that price, I think. An aquaintance bought a NOS 1972 Schwinn Paramount for $1200, which is a very similar bike, so it might have been a bit overpriced. Now.. the Competition GS was one step below the International. The original price was perhaps $100 or $150 less (the International was equipped with Campy Nuovo Record, vs. the Gran Sport on this version of the Competition). I'd venture that a NIB Competion might be worth $800, so a nearly new one could be worth $600 or $700. My personal opinion is that the GS model is not as desirable as the earlier model with the French gear (the TA crank & Huret Jubilee derailleurs), but that's just because that was the model in the catalogs I used to drool over as a youth. :-)

regards, Steve Kurt Peoria, IL (where it's raining, but I squeaked in a ride on the '71 International fixed gear w/ Bluemels fenders)

> From: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
> Wondering what a good to excellent condition, Raleigh Competition GS might
> be worth. I'm told that it's in near new condition, having only been ridden
> for a year back when it was new (20+ years ago). I'm hoping to get a look at
> it tomorrow, just curious about a ballpark price range for these things.
> Any help appreciated,
> David Bilenkey
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada