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Old 08-21-19, 08:12 AM
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...there's an online yahoo group devoted to SBDU Raleigh bikes where you can advertise it for sale for free to an audience that is interested in those bikes specifically. You'd need to join the group to post there, but it's not difficult to join. I would disagree that a bike from Ilkeston built with a Raleigh "professional 531" frame set is lower on the food chain. There are people who just don't especially like the ride feel of some of the newer frame tubing offerings from TI Raleigh. Some relatively knowledgeable people there ought to also be able to offer opinions on current value. Some one there might even want to buy it.

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Welcome to the Yahoo Group "TI Raleigh SBDU RACING BIKES"This is for and about the racing bicycles built by Raleigh's Specialist Bicycle Development Unit (SBDU) at Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England from 1974-1986 under the direction of Gerald O'Donovan. Widely regarded as the acme of custom English framebuilding, design and and development, the SBDU built the frames for the famous TI Raleigh Racing Team including the one and only British-built winner of the Tour de France (1980) and pioneered the use of Reynolds 753.
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Old 08-21-19, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...there's an online yahoo group devoted to SBDU Raleigh bikes where you can advertise it for sale for free to an audience that is interested in those bikes specifically. You'd need to join the group to post there, but it's not difficult to join. I would disagree that a bike from Ilkeston built with a Raleigh "professional 531" frame set is lower on the food chain. There are people who just don't especially like the ride feel of some of the newer frame tubing offerings from TI Raleigh. Some relatively knowledgeable people there ought to also be able to offer opinions on current value. Some one there might even want to buy it.

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Some people might prefer 531, but the most value is 753, and those were the top of the lines. 531 vs. 753 is lower in the food chain when it comes to SBDU value. The SBDU crowd are good folks - I haven't paid any attention to sales/buys there...likely a strong resource though. Might get stuck shipping again.
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Old 08-21-19, 04:30 PM
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Just to add a thought to the excellent advice already offered here - if it's a private sale, you can always drop the bike at a trusted/ prearranged shop and have the shop pack and ship, with the seller handling payment to the shop directly. It's worked for me both buying and selling.
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Old 08-23-19, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaOtter View Post
.... I'm also wondering if this isn't a European bike based on what appears to be a dealer decal underneath the Reynolds decal on the seat tube.....
https://www.meulenreek.nl/nl/
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