I have found that in the world of road bikes - the Japanese stuff isn't worth much. I got an early Japanese Raleigh - a late 70's/early 80's road bike - and it was a garbage pile snag. I put about 200 into restoring it, and it sold on eBay for 200. It was beautiful and rode great - just not worth much. I'm sure there are exceptions (first production years, etc), but it seems European bikes are the most collectible...at least by comparison to Japanese.
This post has been edited by JayBayMX: Jul 22 2011, 09:55 PM