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Raleigh Competition Grand Sport

Old 12-13-18, 11:15 AM
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Raleigh Competition Grand Sport

I'm looking at a Ralegh Competition Grand Sport this weekend and based on photos (attached) it looks like a beaut. Obviously, an in-person inspection could change my opinion quickly, but I wanted to know what folks thought this was worth.

Description here: This is a BEAUTY! Completely torn down, cleaned, and reassembled. Raleigh Grand Sport Reynolds 531 (57Cm ST-C/C, TT 56C/C) Campagnolo Grand Sport Gruppo, Weiman Side pull brakes, Modolo Stem/ITM Bars and Brooks saddle.

I'd attach photos, but this is my first post and they are considered links. It does look cleaned and pristine.
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Old 12-13-18, 11:19 AM
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We can't give an evaluation without pics. You could go into introductions and post something. If you respond, you'll quickly get to 10 posts so you can post a picture. This is a nice bike and if in good condition, it is worth $300 +/- $75. This is a full 531 frame which is a plus. The campy gran sport stuff isn't bad but it's not campy's top of the line.
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...if there is a weak spot in that package, it is the Gran Sport Campy rear derailleur. But that's what they came with and they work OK if not abused. Otherwise, I have one that a guy down in Stockton bought new in England when he was studying there, and years later sold to me. I think I paid maybe 400-450 for mine, but it was years ago and prices were generally higher then.



There was also something called a "Grand Sports" that was marketed in the US for a long time. Mostly you see them in sky blue and white schemes. Good for their time, but different from the "Gran Sport"


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Totally fair. Posted in intro, and will get some photos up later today.

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We can't give an evaluation without pics. You could go into introductions and post something. If you respond, you'll quickly get to 10 posts so you can post a picture. This is a nice bike and if in good condition, it is worth $300 +/- $75. This is a full 531 frame which is a plus. The campy gran sport stuff isn't bad but it's not campy's top of the line.
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Thanks 3alarmer. Based on the pics (which I will get up soon), it looks like the Competition MKII up on Sheldon Brown's Retro Raleigh section. sheldonbrown com/retroraleighs/competition
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Thanks 3alarmer. Based on the pics (which I will get up soon), it looks like the Competition MKII up on Sheldon Brown's Retro Raleigh section. sheldonbrown com/retroraleighs/competition
...the Comp with Campy is essentially a Competition frame of that year with nicer components. Solid ride, and very popular with the C+V crowd. The only Competition bikes I've ever had were the earlier version with black paint and the standard component package of Huret and some brakes I forget the name of. I think these frames were Carlton made frames, but I couldn't swear to it.
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I bought a 1977 Competition GS a few years ago . I paid 300 for it and it had only been ridden a few times and then locked away. I like it a lot and ride it frequently. I have had no trouble with the Gran Sport RD , it shifts fine . Joe
1977 Comp. GS
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Seeing this one today, so will let you all know how it goes.
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