RE: [CR]New eBay record for a Raleigh International? STATUS UPDATE


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From: hersefan@comcast.net
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]New eBay record for a Raleigh International? STATUS UPDATE
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 16:24:10 +0000


Lots of dirt on inner ring for a "never used" bike. Looks lightly used, and from the questionable photos looks amazingly fresh.

Over the years I've known of people who sent there used Internationals in for $500 or more of paintwork on a restoration. This bike at $1,200 would be a comparative bargin. Heck, if 1" larger I might have lobbed a bid (I should be purging though rather than buying). I'd also wager that a truely new one (fresh out of the box with soft tires) would fetch close to 2K to the right buyer - i.e. someone who collects bikes, likes Raleighs for some borderline perverse reason, and for whom a Copper International was their fist serious bike (I'm describing myself).

Mike "thank goodness its just a tad too small" Kone in Boulder CO


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> Seller has knocked $1K off the starting price, and added substantially

\r?\n> more pictures. He provided me the following: The serial # is: WB5005967.

\r?\n> The measurement from crank axle to top of seat tube is 21.5 inches.

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\r?\n> I think it's still too high to start, but maybe someone will test the

\r?\n> waters No bids yet.

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\r?\n> Doug Morrell

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\r?\n> St. Louis MO