Originally Posted by pepperbelly
I have a couple of Raleigh roadbikes my dad bought new in the early '80s. ....The Grand Prix is marked 531 aluminum butted and has all 105 components....
Hi pepperbelly - Your GP is not aluminum - It's good old Reynolds English steel.
The Raleigh Grand Prix's, formerly 20-30 high tension steel, were upgraded to butted Reynolds531 after production left Nottingham and Huffy bought the rights to the Raleigh name ~1982.
These later Reynolds GPs are reputed to be very nice riders. (They must be really
nice because IMHO, the ride of my two old '73 GP's is none too shabby.)
There is a lot of very useful information on Raleigh at Kurt's "Headbadge" website
. You should check it out.
PS- Here is the link to the '86 GP catalog page
at the Headbadge.
Last edited by auchencrow; 04-28-12 at 07:10 AM.