| Just arrived this week:|
Nicely filed luggs.Good tubing for an oldy.Will use the black painted K drum rear and matching black T.F.Blumfields drum up front.....wish I could read the decals!
| Hi Sam,|
By the looks of the fork tops it could be something from the Phillips family.
Matthew - musing.
| Now online for viewing, the complete 1981 Raleigh catalouge, only at...The Headbadge.|
1975, 1978 and 1979 catalogues and 1971 sales brochure coming soon. '78 will be the next to come.
| Keep up the good work Kurt. Very snazzy website, more power to your elbow! (or mouse or server or gadget).|
Matthew - dot com - post.
| Some of you may recall this bicycle from a few months back. Sold on eBay for $300+, if I recall, and the new owner attempted to sell it for $600 on Craigslist:|
Curious starting price. Someone ought to flat-out ask him what his reserve is (Probably $600...).
| Well... it's a VERY clean example of a 39 year old machine.... be it cleaned up or not. Still... yes... all too familiar. Actually... if you look at his location, "Berzerkely", California... that might just be a clue, eh?|
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| Clean, shmhean, it ain't worth $600 bucks. |
There are comperable Sports out there for far less. The only reason this bike previously sold well was via those whitewalls to a slew of know-nothing bidders.
| I would agree as to not being worth $600 for sure. However.... sometimes a things "value" and what someone is willing to pay for it can be two completely different things. ;-)|
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| "However.... sometimes a things "value" and what someone is willing to pay for it can be two completely different things."|
That can also be said: "The value of an object may be slim to nil, but an fool might part with his money for it."
| This side of the pond it would probably not fetch the equivalent of $300 and with certainty would not escalate to $600. That sort of price would be something far more desirable, a Sunbeam perhaps? Or a Warwick Ice cream tricycle (in need or restoration).|
What a difference and ocean makes,
Matthew - bicycles get the world around.
| Aren't the fabled "R" nuts anachronistic? I thought they first showed up in the 70s, not 60s.|
| That is correct. It's been overly dressed-up.|
| I ran across Co. Albert Pope on the internet.|
Read it for yourself. Very good article
| Hope you didn't hurt the Colonel when you ran over him?|
Sorry, only joking, I couldn't make the link work when I tried. Please explain who Albert was?
Matthew - who?
| Check out this eye candy|
| Yes very pretty. Do you remember the early eighties song by 'Bow wow wow'?|
'I want candy!'
Matthew - trying not to drool.