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Old 01-14-22, 08:39 PM
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Bikes: The keepers: 1958 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 3 - 1986 Rossins, and a '77 PX-10 frame in process.

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As I never posted a complete set of pictures on the bike when I started this thread, I figured better late than never. The bike was sold at the Westminster, MD swap meet in 2020, as the frame was too small for me, and the ride quality against my '72 Grand Prix was sorely lacking. Jkrug, I have a feeling that mine is a couple of years older than yours, as the paintwork and general appearance of yours gives me an early 70's feel. If anything, thee appears to be only a bit of trim difference between your bike and my Grand Prix - the color is essentially the same:

Yes, the rear fender was snapped at the stays. Unfortunate, as it was the only real damage to the bike.

The white plastic Simplex levers threw me.

Like I originally posted, a variant of Simplex Prestige that I was completely unfamiliar with.

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