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    raliegh

    anyone convert an old grand prix?

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    yep i did one a year and change a go

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    It's normally spelled "Raleigh." I think you bought a counterfeit.
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    I just converted 1974 53cm to SS for a friend as a winter warrior.

    Only issue we had was with the BB english threading. We did a bit of stripping but with a re-tap & die and the use of a lock nut and lock tite on the drive side it worked out, using the original cranks/BB. He rides it every day. I got the bike free and within a couple hours turned it into a SS beast. He's a real utilitarian or else we might have ended up with one like this (last picture - from FFG).

    Anyway, you can do it on the cheap or spend dough as with any conversion.

    Enjoy.
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    I had a 63 grand prix that's been in my family since new that I converted. Still one of my favorite rides!

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    Through the magic of backwards land, I ride a geared Grand Prix that used to be fixed conversion.


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    just finished mine hope to get some pics soon.

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    yo, I got the baddest Gran Prix:



    Single speeded, 1971 G-Prix, 39x16, cruise ratio, full fenders half painted pink, giant effing basket, and 700x32 tires for monster trucking all of philly's glass. Not to mention a single front brake. It doesn't go fast enough to where I have to stop that quick on it.


    Oh, and I've been learning pedal grinds on ledges with it, as well as nose picks to fakie on banks. I want to take it on a miniramp soon. Totally serious right now.
    Like killing cops and reading Kerouac.

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    p.s.- memorial spoke card, v-day race spoke card I designed, and a james brown spoke card!!

    p.s.s.- this bike has tons of stories from the last 4 years. Someone tried stealing my seat/post once while it was locked over night somewhere, but the post is siezed, so I have like vicegrip marks on my seatpost, and no seatpost clamp bolt. HAHAHA
    Like killing cops and reading Kerouac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guerillaidiom View Post
    yo, I got the baddest Gran Prix:



    Single speeded, 1971 G-Prix, 39x16, cruise ratio, full fenders half painted pink, giant effing basket, and 700x32 tires for monster trucking all of philly's glass. Not to mention a single front brake. It doesn't go fast enough to where I have to stop that quick on it.


    Oh, and I've been learning pedal grinds on ledges with it, as well as nose picks to fakie on banks. I want to take it on a miniramp soon. Totally serious right now.
    thats whats up.

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