Need Opinions On the Raleigh Gran Sport
Any opinions on the Raleigh Gran Sport would be nice.. i.e. how good it is, reliability, just anything. Thanks
Are you talking about the 80's 531 frame with campy groupset?
My buddy had one, it was a sweet bike.........
I have one. Its not like the one mentioned by the previous poster, though. It has Suntour components and rides very well. I bought it in 1979 or 80 and have been very happy with it-- a very nice ride. Made in Japan.
The Gran Sport and Competition were the same bike in alternate years from about 1970-1973, in white and blue then the gran sport became a touring bike with basically peugeot PX-10 (mid-range) components - 531 missing from one of the stays - still white and baby blue (the carlton colors.) I have one and its an awesome reynolds 531 ride.
The problem is, Raleigh ripped off the name and started making clunky 2030 carbon steel bikes in Japan / Asia by this name in the late 1970's they were junk, unfortunately. in colors like red and black.