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Old 01-11-16, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I'm the current owner of the 1984 Raleigh Gran Course that Charles Wahl purchased new as a frameset. It's a great rider, not unstable as those steep frame angles might indicate though I've run it with 28-32mm tires (the 32mm were a 650B conversion). The fade paint job is, indeed, very 1980s:


For sure, yours was one that ended up in the hands of one who appreciated it. Stellar build, yours is a one-of-a-kind.

What in Frankenstein's laboratory is going on with your particular Shimergo rendering? How many cogs on that cassette? Eight maybe? Maybe it's a freewheel?

Glad to know that such tire sizes will fit! Are those the narrowest 650b tires available by chance? I see it is pictured still with 700c.

BTW, I remember that SR used the Gran Course moniker around 1979, for a ~27-pound road bike pretty far down in their lineup.
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