Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    help me identify my bike! pic included

    so today i picked up an older road bike and i am hoping you guys can help me identify it. Its got "Grand Prix" written all over it as well as "Deluxe RS 1000" . From the research i did i am guessing its 70s-80s-maybe90s Raleigh road bike but i could be completely off. sorry for the crappy pic but i wasnt planning on making this post tonight and took it with my cell phone camera


    Last edited by stereovision; 06-30-09 at 10:47 PM.

  2. #2
    Survival of the Fitest TheDL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    PDX
    My Bikes
    198? Univega Custom Maxima, 2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno
    Posts
    1,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cottered crank = more likely late 70's, early 80's era (correct me if I'm wrong fellas)

    Looks like steel rims. Font and Paint scheme is not shouting "Raleigh" to me.

    Whatever is on the headbadge is repeated on the seattube it seems...in the white diamond. What's it say?

    Initial reaction is only spend on it what you need to get it road worthy and have fun! It's not a bike worth "pimpin' out".
    ...take your protein pills and put your helmet on...
    2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 1983 Univega Nuovo Sport, GT Team LOTTO
    Looking for GT Course ~ 58cm PM Me!

  3. #3
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,819
    Mentioned
    113 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Late 70's Korean-made bike. That's just a guess, but that's what I have.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  4. #4
    Survival of the Fitest TheDL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    PDX
    My Bikes
    198? Univega Custom Maxima, 2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno
    Posts
    1,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Late 70's Korean-made bike. That's just a guess, but that's what I have.
    I'm curious what makes it seem Korean? Something you see or just your previous sales knowledge?
    ...take your protein pills and put your helmet on...
    2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 1983 Univega Nuovo Sport, GT Team LOTTO
    Looking for GT Course ~ 58cm PM Me!

  5. #5
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,819
    Mentioned
    113 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    The brake calipers and levers. I think I saw them on Korean bikes. Also, the crank. In other words, it's my previous sales and mechanical experience.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    My Bikes
    Franklin Frames Custom, Rivendell Bombadil, '83 Specialized Stumpjumper
    Posts
    1,289
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's no Raleigh. Since there's no brand name on it, it screams cheap. Check out the brake levers, headset,BB, crankset trouser guard, the rim reflection could only mean steel .. . . and zip ties? It looks like a Kmart Blue-light special . . and I'm not kidding.

    On the positive side, it's likely ridable

  7. #7
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,875
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Garthr View Post
    That's no Raleigh. Since there's no brand name on it, it screams cheap. Check out the brake levers, headset,BB, crankset trouser guard, the rim reflection could only mean steel .. . . and zip ties? It looks like a Kmart Blue-light special . . and I'm not kidding.

    On the positive side, it's likely ridable
    +1 1970,s department store special.

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks guys! i thought since it says grand prix it might be a raleigh. Either way the bike feels really good to ride and i got a for a very good price. i just got starting to get into biking and my current bike (the red one in the picture) is complete garbage and has these massive tires that make biking a very hard activity. this one seems much easier to ride and the gears are a LOT smoother

  9. #9
    Survival of the Fitest TheDL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    PDX
    My Bikes
    198? Univega Custom Maxima, 2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno
    Posts
    1,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Again...definitely not a Raleigh.

    Sheldon's Grand Prix page.

    99.98% of all bicycle manufactures put brand name on the downtube, and model name on the toptube. This is definitely the case on every Raleigh I've ever seen.
    ...take your protein pills and put your helmet on...
    2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 1983 Univega Nuovo Sport, GT Team LOTTO
    Looking for GT Course ~ 58cm PM Me!

  10. #10
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,875
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by stereovision View Post
    thanks guys! i thought since it says grand prix it might be a raleigh. Either way the bike feels really good to ride and i got a for a very good price. i just got starting to get into biking and my current bike (the red one in the picture) is complete garbage and has these massive tires that make biking a very hard activity. this one seems much easier to ride and the gears are a LOT smoother
    Perfect way to get started! Get a comfortable bike that fits, at a very good (low) price. And then, if you really get into it, you can always upgrade later!

    Well done!

  11. #11
    Prefers Cicero cooker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
    Posts
    8,523
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by stereovision View Post
    thanks guys! i thought since it says grand prix it might be a raleigh. Either way the bike feels really good to ride and i got a for a very good price. i just got starting to get into biking and my current bike (the red one in the picture) is complete garbage and has these massive tires that make biking a very hard activity. this one seems much easier to ride and the gears are a LOT smoother
    The new bike is more intended for the road, but if you plan to ride only on pavement and level packed trails, you could easily improve the red bike by putting on 1.5" slick (smooth tread) tires. They're lighter, so they accelerate a little faster, which makes them feel much faster, and their pressure can be a little higher, which makes them roll a tiny bit faster and without the knobby tread they run a lot more quietly. Those fat, knobby, 2" tires are intended for rough, bumpy trails. Also, the picture may be deceiving, but is the chain a bit rusty? Whether or not you swap tires, tuning up the red bike, getting the hubs greased and the chain cleaned and oiled etc., may also help a lot.
    Last edited by cooker; 07-01-09 at 11:21 AM.

  12. #12
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,819
    Mentioned
    113 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Can you see a country of manufacture anywhere on the bike? I'd love to know if my guess is right.

    Garthr and work101 are right, that it's a department store bike. I hope you didn't pay much for it, as it sold for about $70 in about 1978.

    cooker is right that slick narrow tires on a mountain bike will make it a new bike. You can pump them up to 80 psi or more, actually, regardless of what the pressure rating on the sidewall is.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  13. #13
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,875
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    +1 Slicks on a mountain bike can change the personality/ride dramatically. I am continually amazed watching people ride on the streets in the neighborhood with wide knobbies.

    I put 1.25 inch wide slicks on this mountain bike for my wife. I think the bike turned out pretty nice. It started as a higher end Trek steel rigid frame MTB. I have less than $50 in it as it sits.


  14. #14
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,819
    Mentioned
    113 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I put narrow slicks on my mountain bike, since I pretty much only ride on roads. I liked them so much I bought a pair for my wife's Trek 820. She's not a strong cyclist, so I told her, "Here, try these. Not sure if you'll notice the difference." She rode about 40 feet and said loudly, "I notice the difference!" She's not going back to knobbies, either!
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  15. #15
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I definetly have to get some new tires as the ones on the bike right now are old and cracking and a few people told me that they need to be replaced, i listened because i am no expert by any means. I recently started riding this bike into work which is 10x better then taking public transit and I am planning on keeping this bike for the rest of the season and then maybe buying something newer/better in the winter time. hopefully i can get a good deal at that time. i like the idea of a mountain bike with slicks, it looks comfortable.... i guess i would need new wheels and tires if i wanted to do that or just tires?

  16. #16
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi. Could anyone please help me ID my Ti frame? I have contacted Litespeed, Motobecane, Moots, Serotta with no luck. Please help. Thank


    sP1060446.jpgP1060451.jpgP1060452.jpgP1060455.jpgP1060457.jpgP1060460.jpg

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Elevation 666m Edmonton Canada
    My Bikes
    2013 Custom SA tourster
    Posts
    518
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The headbadge seems to end in ...ck. Pretty sure it's a Sears Roebuck 10 spd, around 1975.
    Gold was their color also.

  18. #18
    Hoarder Pur Sang non-fixie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    My Bikes
    all the ones nobody else seems to want ...
    Posts
    2,933
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bajkonyr View Post
    Hi. Could anyone please help me ID my Ti frame? I have contacted Litespeed, Motobecane, Moots, Serotta with no luck. Please help. Thank


    sP1060446.jpgP1060451.jpgP1060452.jpgP1060455.jpgP1060457.jpgP1060460.jpg
    Ik think you would have more luck by starting you're own thread. People will actually answer your question, instead of someone else's from 5 years ago.
    Klunker King wannabe

  19. #19
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,875
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bajkonyr View Post
    Hi. Could anyone please help me ID my Ti frame? I have contacted Litespeed, Motobecane, Moots, Serotta with no luck. Please help. Than
    Not vintage nor classic. But it is a well made Ti frame. Maybe someone on the road bike forum can help.

  20. #20
    Senior Member CrescentWrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    74
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    The brake calipers and levers. I think I saw them on Korean bikes. Also, the crank. In other words, it's my previous sales and mechanical experience.

  21. #21
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,819
    Mentioned
    113 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CrescentWrench View Post
    Why is that funny?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  22. #22
    Senior Member Bledfor Days's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Port Moody BC Canada
    My Bikes
    Vintage cheapies and some modern stuff.
    Posts
    113
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It has the same huge reflectors on it that my 73 CCM Targa came stock with. I'm guessing a Canadian department store bike.
    Coming to a Craigslist near you soon.
    Twitter @BledforDays2

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Alta California
    Posts
    1,114
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello stereovision,

    The machine is an Eroba, made in the city of Eicht Holland.

    This manufacturer places the Grand Prix name on numerous of its products. It is not a model name nor necessarily a name used for a contract build.

    The situation is somewhat analogous to the manner in which Falcon makes use of the name San Remo.

    Here is another example: http://tinyurl.com/lpkdym6




  24. #24
    Senior Member Grand Bois's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Pinole, CA, USA
    Posts
    15,514
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    +1 Slicks on a mountain bike can change the personality/ride dramatically. I am continually amazed watching people ride on the streets in the neighborhood with wide knobbies.

    I put 1.25 inch wide slicks on this mountain bike for my wife. I think the bike turned out pretty nice. It started as a higher end Trek steel rigid frame MTB. I have less than $50 in it as it sits.
    I replaced the skinny slicks on my MB-2 with 1.75 Panaracer Paselas and I like it better. The ride is cushier, but it doesn't feel slower.

  25. #25
    Let your bike be the tool cranky old road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    NC/SC border
    My Bikes
    '66 Raleigh Carlton, '70 Ron Cooper, '95 Bianchi CD'I, Zonal Frame with Xenon gruppo, Carbon Frame with Record Gruppo, Columbia Twosome, Terry Classic, Bianchi SX, Gravity SS/FG
    Posts
    830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Can I nominate this thread for some sort of award for best spanning time and subject matter?
    Never try to teach a pig to sing...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •