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Old 04-30-15, 03:20 AM
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Raleigh ladies bike

I am new here and I want some information about this Raleigh sporty ladies bike. I'm fixing it for mij sister in law, It was her's mothers bike. Ik can see a serial number which starts with NP. I also see a Huret front derailleur and Weinmann brakes. How old is she? Type? Where can I find more information.
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Old 04-30-15, 05:03 AM
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Looks to be a mid to late 1970's Raleigh Grand Prix Mixte. You might look at the back of the crank and look for a 2 digit date code, it might be within a circle.

They ride okay, last forever if serviced, and hold their original value if the paint is very clean and the consumables, tires, cables, housing, brake pads are replaced. I've sold one a few years ago for low two hundreds.



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Old 05-01-15, 01:47 AM
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Thank you for your reply oddjob2.
I finished my job as you can see on the picture. In my research I found the type "WISP". Is dat name familiar to someone?
Compared to your bike I see the same crankset, pedals. But your stem, rear derailleur en shifters seemed younger to me. Perhaps early '70?
I will check the bracket as you recommend.
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Old 05-01-15, 06:16 AM
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Early 70s would have a cottered crank. Just look up the component date codes, google will get you there.
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Old 05-01-15, 01:38 PM
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Looks like a very nice ride. I'd look for date stamps somewhere on the parts. With the centerpull brakes & silver band decals I'm guessing mid - 70's vintage.
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No marks on the bracket. Only "NP" and digits under the decals on the seat tube which I don't want to remove.
What saddle would look nice. I prefer a Brook with springs in a honey color and grips in the same color.
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If that is your preference then it is what you should do. Perfect upgrade for this bike!
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