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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?
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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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.
    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

    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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottryder View Post
    I've got the top Fuji line in different years

    Newest
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    America
    Touring Series V
    Opus III
    Professional
    Design Series

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

    Scott
    nice! I've got a '72 "the finest". love that bike.
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    nice! I've got a '72 "the finest". love that bike.
    +1
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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
    Record
    - Auchen

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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

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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.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dbarnblatt@usa. View Post
    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.
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottryder View Post
    I've got the top Fuji line in different years

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    Touring Series V
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    Design Series

    Scott
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottryder View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    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

    -Kurt
    Last edited by cudak888; 07-30-10 at 10:39 PM.

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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...

    -Kurt

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by beech333 View Post
    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 ..

    Scott

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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).

    Neal

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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.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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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.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Remember how huge the Schwinn lineup was in the early 80's? You'd need a two car garage to hold one of each.
    Not including the ladies' frame variants.

    -Kurt

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