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redneckwes 10-15-08 11:25 PM

No blame on the OP if it is, if you wanted to build a bike that looked like a later Pro from 10 or so feet away, a dressed out GP would be pretty convincing.

I hated to even bring it up, but it would not be the first time a G.P. was confused for something else I'm sure


Quote:

Originally Posted by cudak888 (Post 7675036)
My thoughts for the longest time, I've just been too stupid to convince myself of it.

-Kurt


USAZorro 10-16-08 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by redneckwes (Post 7674965)
Some small part of me is starting to believe that this bike is really a repainted (And overly re-equipped) 70's Grand Prix.

I really do hope I'm wrong though. I will read the thread again.

Read it again, Plain lugs, wrap over seat stays, I will play Devil's advocate and say it might be a modded out Raleigh Grand Prix dressed up as something nicer.

Serial number wouldn't be what it is if that were the case. Fork would be different too.

redneckwes 10-16-08 06:25 AM

True, But until I see a pic of either, I will have my reservations. :thumb:

Quote:

Originally Posted by USAZorro (Post 7675678)
Serial number wouldn't be what it is if that were the case. Fork would be different too.


Bikedued 10-16-08 06:41 AM

Now would be the time for the OP to buy a digital camera. They're cheap, and getting cheaper by the day. I spent $499 on my Nikon 885, and saw the same model a year or two later for $250, lol.,,,,BD

cb400bill 10-16-08 07:01 AM

You can get a 5 MB camera with macro for under $100.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VIVITAR-ViviCam-...2em118Q2el1247

USAZorro 10-16-08 08:25 AM

Failing that, he's probably within a 2 hour drive of someone here who could take & post the picture.

bmaxwell 10-16-08 08:30 AM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz still waiting......

USAZorro 10-16-08 08:35 AM

Good thing we are all so patient. :lol:

bmaxwell 10-16-08 08:40 AM

Well do we have a choice here?:rolleyes:

mobile homeless 10-16-08 10:30 AM

In all honesty, this has probably morphed into something more along the lines of the Raleigh Professional Appreciation Thread now.

Guess it's time to call all Raleigh Pros to surface in photo form within this thread. Indeed, there's no need to be bashful, whether beater or wall art, it's time to come out of the closet... Extra credit goes to photos of thy Pro actually MOVING at speed on the road, not hunkering down in garage or living room. But any and all welcome to flaunt, showoff, and admit guilt, even if static.

Or not.

bmaxwell 10-16-08 11:45 AM

I just want to say that this tread has got me wondering if maybe I shouldn't get a Raleigh.... that blue one sure is purdy... and of course the white one isn't bad either.... but I am a sucker for the blues....

SoFlaRaleigh 10-16-08 11:51 AM

Here are photos of mine posted in a thread I started earlier this year. It's occasionally ridden but wall art mostly. Daily ride is a Cannondale hybrid. :beer:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...689&highlight=

mobile homeless 10-16-08 02:35 PM

Dont get lazy on us... You have to have the beast in THIS thread, not some crazy link. This thread is too derailed already, leaving it would be adding insult to injury.

Alas, here's some of your 71 in full glory...

http://i-vol.com/bikes/71_1.jpg

http://i-vol.com/bikes/71_2.jpg

http://i-vol.com/bikes/71_3.jpg

http://i-vol.com/bikes/71_4.jpg

http://i-vol.com/bikes/71_5.jpg

http://i-vol.com/bikes/71_6.jpg

buzzybelmondo 10-16-08 02:39 PM

there are some photos of mine here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23088419@N03/

on the 2nd page after the motobecane pics

sherbornpeddler 10-16-08 02:42 PM

Mickey's amazing ability to spark this much discussion, pontification, salivation and desire without showing anything is second only to Gypsy Rose Lee.

cb400bill 10-16-08 02:53 PM

Here are some shots of one my friend is slowly piecing back together.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ssional006.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...Pro-2-full.jpghttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ssional011.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ssional014.jpg

mobile homeless 10-16-08 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by sherbornpeddler (Post 7678487)
Mickey's amazing ability to spark this much discussion, pontification, salivation and desire without showing anything is second only to Gypsy Rose Lee.

Heh...indeed. But you have to admit, it's been a group effort. I have a feeling ole Mickey is now MIA as he might be a bit sheepish about the whole matter, namely the lack of digital photo capability in the year of 2008. I feel like sending him my old beleaguered 2mp Olympus on General Principles.

Oldpeddaller 10-16-08 03:48 PM

When the photos do appear, Lord Lucan will be riding the bike with Shergar pulling a cart on the other carriageway with the "Flying Dutchman" and "Marie Celeste" moored together under the bridge - or am I just getting tired, keep coming to this post to see photos and guess what - there they aren't!

I'd really like to see what a $10 (about 5) Raleigh Pro looks like, because I can guarantee I'll never get one in my lifetime!

bmaxwell 10-16-08 04:26 PM

heheheheh.... here is my not so english ride.... hehehehe... I just had to show this one off....


http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/q...g?t=1224178759

Still waiting for the real thing.......

cudak888 10-16-08 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 7678540)
Here are some shots of one my friend is slowly piecing back together.

Beauty!

P.S.: The second lug photo is from Sheldon's site though :p

-Kurt

SoFlaRaleigh 10-16-08 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mobile homeless (Post 7678440)
Dont get lazy on us... You have to have the beast in THIS thread, not some crazy link............

:D Thanks!!:beer:

cb400bill 10-16-08 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cudak888 (Post 7679136)
Beauty!

P.S.: The second lug photo is from Sheldon's site though :p

-Kurt

Hah. You're right. I forgot I downloaded and printed some those off for my friend.

So here is another shot.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ssional016.jpg

cudak888 10-16-08 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 7680632)
So here is another shot.

Of which bike in this thread? :roflmao2: :roflmao:

:p

-Kurt

cb400bill 10-16-08 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cudak888 (Post 7680771)
Of which bike in this thread? :roflmao2: :roflmao:

:p

-Kurt

Pick one. Who can keep track anymore? But I bet not on the bike we originally asked to see.

cudak888 10-16-08 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 7680794)
Pick one. Who can keep track anymore? But I bet not on the bike we originally asked to see.

For all I know, you might have slipped me a photo of a Schwinn Paramount ;)

-Kurt

(Truth be told, the Paramounts have smoothed chainstay and seatstay ends)


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