Re: [CR]Ebay: Raleigh Int 20.5" 1971 : New Market High ??


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 21:40:11 -0500
From: Steve Kurt <kurtsj@mtco.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Ebay: Raleigh Int 20.5" 1971 : New Market High ??
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> From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
> No saddle or pedals, chartreuse-green bike:
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7237874450'
>
> Half of the parts are replaced (bars, stem, rims, brakes) and its
> listing at $795 (8 bids) with about $50 overhead tacked onto the
> shipping price.
>
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA

Is this really that high of a price?

The bike is in very good shape, from what the pictures show, and the Campy bits are in similarly good shape. The parts that were replaced weren't anything special; the rims were poor AVA tubulars, the bars were unbranded and 38mm wide, and the brakes were the ubiquitous Weinmanns complete with uncomfortable hoods. I do think it would have been nice to keep the GB stem, though....

The loss of the Campy NR pedals is a disadvantage, though.

The small frame is unusual. That might be a reason to think that it's overvalued too.

Still, in the big scheme of things... it's not bad. I got a shock when I saw an Avocet 31 bike computer go for $66 on ebay today! And it was pink! :-P I sorta like the old Avocets for my vintage bikes, and thought I might paint it black if I could get this pink Avocet cheap. I guess I'll keep waiting for a nice black Avocet 35 to turn up and hope no one else sees it. :-)

Steve Kurt Peoria, IL (with two 70's Internationals in the stable)