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Old 02-28-10, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
politicalgeek, you will find a good English 3-speed. Just be patient. Some are going for well over $150, which I won't pay. I got mine a couple of months ago on Craigslist, for only $60. It was hardly ridden, has chrome fenders, and everything on it is original. Lie down like an alligator, watch, and wait.
I have to agree with Tom. Craigslist has been very good to me over the past couple of years. I would check the CL several times a day, every day. My first was a '68 Robin Hood for my wife that I paid $35 for.

The following summer I found a pair of matching Raleigh Sports. I follwed the listing for a month and watched the asking price fall every week until I was satisfied with the price and then I made my move. At that time I found out that the seller, who owned a flea matket store, just received a pair in better condition. Those are the ones I bought and they had Brooks saddles, seat bags and new tires. My cost for the pair was $125.

Last year my main find was a pair of Raleigh Twenty's that I was able to snap up for the total sum of $100.

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