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Old 07-30-10, 06:31 PM   #1
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Anyone Own Everything in one Manufacturer's Lineup?

Since I picked up the International a bit ago I was thinking, I've had a bunch of 70's Raleigh's pass through my hands:

72 Mink Professional
72 International
70 something Competition (just a frame)
Several Complete Grand Prix's - don't remember exact years
Several Super Courses - frames and complete bikes.
Some Record's here and there.

Throw in a few Sports. I'd love a gran sport...

I still have the Competition frame and the International, the rest stuck around for a bit then were flipped.

Anyway, does anyone own, say, all the Raleigh Lightweights ?
How about all the Raleigh lightweights from one decade?

What about all the Motobecane's from a specific year or catalog? All the Trek's from 1982?

Does Kurt have all the lightweights from Raleigh USA?

Who can come closest to a "complete" manufacturer's collection?
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I owned a good part of the 86 Schwinn lightwieght, Super Sport, Tempo, Prelude, and Passage.
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I've come closest with 70's Raleighs and Peugeots.
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The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.
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I've got the top Fuji line in different years

Newest
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Touring Series V
Opus III
Professional
Design Series

Not top of the line but the BEST Fuji ever .. S10-S

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I've got the top Fuji line in different years

Newest
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Opus III
Professional
Design Series

Not top of the line but the BEST Fuji ever .. S10-S

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nice! I've got a '72 "the finest". love that bike.
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Well, I have a Counterpoint Opus II, and Presto; which leaves, I think, the only thing they made that I don't have is the Trio, so as Meat Loaf sang, two out of three ain't bad. To put it in perspective, the Presto is a recumbent; the Opus II is a tandem where the stoker is recumbent, out front; and the Trio, which I don't have, is a triple with a recumbent stoker out front and a second stoker recumbent in 'tailgunner' position in back. Dang cool. My chances of picking one up, I'd say, are practically nil.
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nice! I've got a '72 "the finest". love that bike.
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I'm working on the '70's Raleigh's - (just missing the upper half)

Grand Sports
Super Courses (4)
Grand Prix
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If you count flips, I've had at least two of everything except the professional. No real desire for that one - lackluster color scheme and over priced without any chrome to justify the expense.

Currently, I have a Sports, a gran sport, 3 comps, two internationals. That includes bikes I built up for my wife/kids. Previously I had a Clubman, too, and a zillion Sports.

My mechanic has a nice newish cinderblock building he built to run his auto repair business in - but he works outside as it's full with one each of every model Fairlaine Ford put out in 1957, all like new.
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Schwinn for me as well:

72' Paramount
73'World Voyageur
72' Super Sport (3)
72 & 74 Sports Tourers
74 Le Tour
77'Super Le tour
73 Varsity
71 & 74 Collegiate Men's & Women's
76 Traveler

1980's

1989 Paramount OS
1986 Tempo
1986 Prelude
1981 Voyageur 11.8
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If I can find a low-end "Flitzer," I think I'll have circa 1960 Capo road bikes covered, but I don't know whether Otto Cap exported anything other the higher-end models to the U.S.
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I'm working on the 70's Motobecane line:

1971 Nobly
1976 Super Mirage Mixte
1975 Grand Jubile
1976 Grand Record
1972 Le Champion

All I need is a Champion Team!
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I never seem to have more than 3-4 bikes at the same time. I have had a lot of Raleighs pass through my hands. I think that Competition is a 1978 G.S. model.
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I'm working on the 70's Motobecane line:

1971 Nobly
1976 Super Mirage Mixte
1975 Grand Jubile
1976 Grand Record
1972 Le Champion

All I need is a Champion Team!
there is a grand touring too i believe.
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Touring Series V
Opus III
Professional
Design Series

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Well, I would almost say that if the DS and Pro were considered different models, then the SR would be separate too. You don't have one of those, now do you.

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Not top of the line but the BEST Fuji ever .. S10-S
What I wouldn't give to find a NOS early 70's Special Road Racer.

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ive got a PX-10 in steel, alumium, and carbon fiber, does that count?
Also have a 69, 79, 89, 99 peugeot. And at some point I have had all the late 70s Pugs except a UO-19.
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Does Kurt have all the lightweights from Raleigh USA?
Hardly. This is what I own (and have owned) over the years:

'84 Competition
'84 Super Course
'84 Alyeska
'84 Marathon
'85 Super Course
'85 "555" - Team Pro replica
'86 Grand Prix
'86 Raleigh Olympian mixte

The whole lineup would be pretty daunting, take the '85 catalog for instance (about the same as '84, IIRC):

Road Sport/Racing:
"753" (Team Pro)
"555" (Team Pro replica)
Prestige
Competition
Super Course
Grand Prix

Sport Touring:
Team U.S.A.
Olympian
Marathon
Record
Pursuit
Sportif

Touring:
Portage
Kodiak
Alyeska
Wyoming

If you really want to get everything:

Mountain:
Crested Butte
Elkhorn
Seneca
Teton
Grand Mesa

You have to hand it to Huffy's marketing department. With exception to the road models (of which all except the Prestige had its name lifted from a well-known, prior Nottingham offering), their name choices - especially for the MTB's - are neither inspiring nor memorable.

* * *

Following is a truncated 1983 lineup that I've copied from the presently-available '83 catalog. The lineup was noticeably different for this single year only:

Lightweight Racing:
"753" - '83 catalog states the model was limited to 100 per year; an unlikely bugger to surface, considering it was only made for one year. Shown fitted with Modolo Kronos brakes, SR drivetrain, and Phil hubs (!) - extremely spiffy build from any large manufacturer.
Prestige G.S. (FYI, saw one of these once before. Mint. Being sold by a dubious bike seller at the Ft. Lauderdale Swap Shop. 10 to 1 it was stolen).
Competition

Lightweight Touring
Touring 18

Lightweight Recreational
Super Course (compared to the '84 model, this one is spec'ed a lot more like its Nottingham counterpart - nice frame, meh components)
Grand Prix (even worse)
Olympian
Record
R6000

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God, no, and I've owned a lot of bikes.

I have a McLean, however. It's my pride-and-joy bike. As far as I know, he only had two models, racing and touring, so I have half of his lineup. That's the closest I've come.
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I've always wanted to own a Terraferma. You can't own his whole lineup; every single one of his frames is unique. Even those that would otherwise appear similar at first glance are different.

I guess one wouldn't have much trouble getting their hands on the entire Confente lineup either. Own one, you own the one model you could buy. Of course, that model varied considerably...

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Most of the larger manufacturers made a full product line, including some mediocre bottom end bike shaped objects. So I'l pass. On Schwinn, I would not mind owning the entire late 1980s Tenax line and above. I have had a Tempo, a couple of Preludes, and two Prologues right now. I am missing several from that subgroup.
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Well, I would almost say that if the DS and Pro were considered different models, then the SR would be separate too. You don't have one of those, now do you.
I agree, the Super Record is a stand alone model. Yes, it's a Professional but with Campagnolo drop outs ..

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I've similarly had almost all of the early to mid-1970s Raleigh lightweights pass through my basement (or currently reside there):

International (currently in house)
Competition
Grand Sports (currently in house)
Super Tourer (currently in house)
Super Course (currently in house)

I also have clusters of the same Raleigh models over several years:
'49 Clubman
'50 Clubman
'51 Clubman (the only three years of production)

'71 International
'72 International
'74 International

I've also had or currently have examples over the decades of Raleigh's "lightweights" from different eras:
'58 Lenton Grand Prix
'61 Lenton Grand Prix
'50s Raleigh Record Ace (RRA)
'62 Gran Sport

And, finally, I have the two examples, decades apart, of Raleighs attempts at a lightweight (531 frameset) upright touring bike: '74 Super Tourer and '51 Lenton Tourist.

So nothing complete there but lots of sampling of what Raleigh had to offer (some very good, some pretty weird).

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Remember how huge the Schwinn lineup was in the early 80's? You'd need a two car garage to hold one of each.
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interesting question. divided between the model years from '86 to '93 I have a top end MTB, a basic cross/touring, upperend Sport, Performance and RC road bikes, upperend Cross, and a Project series 700c MTB. the only thing missing is a Pista from the period.

'87 Grizzly, '86 Volpe, '87 Sport SX (heavily reequipped), '88 Trofeo, '89 Equinox, '90 Proto frameset (2), European market '91ish MAX 'cross frame, '93 project. plus a few others.
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Not including the ladies' frame variants.

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