AGE / VALUE:   1980's Raleigh Competition posted by: Jerrod Wong on 10/18/2007 at 3:25:35 PM
I just purchase a 1980's Raleigh Competition and was thinking of upgrading some parts. What do you all think of this frame? Is it worth putting a couple of hundred dollars into, or is it scrap? The frame is white with chrome fork and stays. Raleigh 555 on the sticker. Araya rims, Dia-comp brakes, and most of the original stuff is there. Thanks for your time.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980's Raleigh Competition posted by David on 10/19/2007 at 8:15:19 AM
If it's a Competition GS, it's made of Reynolds 531 DB tubing and it's a good frame. It came with Campy GS components. If yours is not made of double-butted tubing, I wouldn't throw money at it, tho' it might be a good rider.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980's Raleigh Competition posted by george on 10/22/2007 at 12:07:47 PM
yes, i agree. i have had the same bike for 30 years.the reynolds 531 frame was considered a good frame "back in the day".i am also considering restoring my old bike but am hesitant. the newer bikes are so much better could spend hundreds of dollars and still have a inferior bike. it's a tough call if your end result reason is to have a good bike to ride.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980's Raleigh Competition posted by ronp6 on 10/22/2007 at 4:24:42 PM
The frame is a Raleigh of America frame after the Raleigh sold the marketing rights to the US to Huffy. Huffy never built any of the bikes but had bikes built in Japan and Tiawan. If it is a made in Japan it was most likely by Panasonic (National) and the labeling is fairly clear but the Tiawan can be missed since it designed to be difficult to read. Both labels would be at the crank end of the seat tube. The Competition is built of 555SL which is double butted cromolly and a fairly light frame the 555T was used for touring bikes and was magnesium alloy and the real race bikes were made of 555SR or SRL which was very light. This was when Huffy labeled Raleighs were used by the US cycling team at the LA Olympics but those bikes were made in Canada out of Columbus tubing.

Your bike came with Suntour Cyclone derailleurs and decent Diacomp brakes. If you are throwing it on the junk pile please let me know where.

Sorry for the long response, I didn't have time for a short one.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980's Raleigh Competition posted by ronp6 on 10/22/2007 at 9:15:29 PM
A frame and fork for Super Course of the same vintage in a small mixte just sold on ebay for $197.00 including shipping and aCompetition is a little better bike. Not too bad for a Huffy!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1980's Raleigh Competition posted by Matt on 4/21/2008 at 3:48:38 PM
I have a mid to late 80's competition. I still ride it for pleasure around town. I is white with grey forks. It has the schimano 6 series derailers and brakes. It is a reynolds 531 DB frame. It has olympic stickers all over it. I think the rims are Ukai. I still love the ride. It is all original, except for the tires and the brake levers. I have the original dolphin seat, but nobody can take that torture. It still has the yellow brake and derailer cables. I take it inro bike shops and the mechanics drool over it. I understand there weren't many made or sold. The ser# is 5JR0128. Too much fun to sell. Just wondering what it is worth.

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FOR SALE:   1967 Chrome Paramount P10 posted by: Bruce on 10/17/2007 at 11:09:23 PM
I have a 1967 Chrome Paramount P10 in excellent original condition. Stored for forty years. The picture will work on this posting.


   RE:FOR SALE: 1967 Chrome Paramount P10 posted by John E on 10/18/2007 at 12:45:23 PM
Too tall for me, but gorgeous!

   RE:FOR SALE: 1967 Chrome Paramount P10 posted by glenn on 10/19/2007 at 9:17:52 AM
Is forsale ? Yes ? Please contact me if so.

FOR SALE:   Chrome Paramount 1967 P10 posted by: Bruce on 10/17/2007 at 3:49:08 PM
I have a 1967 Chrome Paramount P10. Excellent original condition. Stored for 40 Years.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Chrome Paramount 1967 P10 posted by David on 10/18/2007 at 1:15:42 PM
So, are you trying to sell it? Asking what "it's worth?" You can find out by putting it up on ebay.

AGE / VALUE:   Priori ? ca 1976 help identify Columbus tubing made in Italy posted by: PJ on 10/17/2007 at 5:34:19 PM
Hello- I just discovered this site. A few years ago, a friend gave me a roadbike he pulled from a trash pile. I have been able to find NO info on this 'make.' It says Priori and 1976 Olympics. The tubing is Columbus. Gipiemme dropouts. It was a lugged frame, including a heart cutout in one of the lugs. Thus, obviously a performance bike. It was set up with tubulars that needed replacing - I fixed this bike up, and rode it a while, but it was too big for me, so I sold it. I pestered Sheldon Brown with a note, but he had no info.

I just now stumbled upon this website - very nice. Does anyone have any info specifically on the Italian brand Priori?