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Old 05-10-07, 09:25 PM   #1
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Raleigh Grand Prix

Vintage 1974 Raliegh Grand Prix Racer.
Very good condition for it's age. The large sproket derailer has been removed but could be restored so this is essentially a five speed for now. New tires installed but I still have the originals in decent shape. Not ridden much. 80bux.. good deal??
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Old 05-10-07, 09:36 PM   #2
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I don't think you'd have any trouble selling it for that on NYC Craigslist.
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I'd happily pay that much assuming it's in as good a condition from six inches away as it appears in that picture. And Simplex Prestige front's are easy to get.
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If it has the Brampton Flip-Flop track hub, that's worth about 80$ all by it's lonesome. Take look at the rear hub-- if there are two sets of threads on the side opposite the freewheel, that's it. The Brampton hubs were stock on some Grand Prixs.
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Ahhh, my first "lightweight" ten-speed, received for Christmas in 1974 when I was 12! Mine was blue. Man, I was big stuff, after suffering the slings and arrows of Raleigh 3-speed ownership for the previous couple of years.
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If it has the Brampton Flip-Flop track hub, that's worth about 80$ all by it's lonesome. Take look at the rear hub-- if there are two sets of threads on the side opposite the freewheel, that's it. The Brampton hubs were stock on some Grand Prixs.
I'm pretty sure '69 was the last year the GP came with Brampton hubs.
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The Gazelle-made Grand Prix sitting in my barn has a flip/flop hub, and I think it's '73-'74.
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I stand corrected. I've had a '69, a couple '71s, a '74, and two '77s. The '69 was the only one with the Bramptons. Luck of the draw, I guess.
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I've had several, and they've all but one had the flip-flop (I must be getting mswantaks!). I believe most were Gazelle made. I am unsure when they were made, however, the frames are long gone.
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I've had several, and they've all but one had the flip-flop (I must be getting mswantaks!). I believe most were Gazelle made. I am unsure when they were made, however, the frames are long gone.
FWIW, I'd never even SEEN a flip/flop hub until this thing followed me home from the dump
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If that were put on the Madison WI craigslist for $100 bucks it would be gone the next day.
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