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1976 Raleigh Gran Prix with Campagnolo components

Old 07-10-20, 09:28 AM
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1976 Raleigh Gran Prix with Campagnolo components

Hi all! I am new to this and wanted to get a vintage road bike. Can you guys chime in and tell me if this is a good bike and whatís it worth? Sorry, I cannot post pics yet. Thanks!

1976 Raleigh Super Grand Prix

Frame has been stripped and powder coated
New decals fabricated
Original Cranks and front rings
Original Stem
New Brooks Saddle
Campagnolo Nuovo Bar end Shifters
Campagnolo Nuovo Brake levers
Campagnolo Nuovo Front Derailur
Campagnolo Nuovo Rear Derailur
Campagnolo Nuovo Hubs
Campagnolo Nuovo Headset
Campagnolo Nuovo Bottom Bracket
New Mavic Open Pro wheels
New Tektro R539 brakes
New Seat post and mustache handle bars
Leather handle bar tape
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Originally Posted by freshtogeof View Post
Hi all! I am new to this and wanted to get a vintage road bike. Can you guys chime in and tell me if this is a good bike and whatís it worth? Sorry, I cannot post pics yet. Thanks!

1976 Raleigh Super Grand Prix

Frame has been stripped and powder coated
New decals fabricated
Original Cranks and front rings
Original Stem
New Brooks Saddle
Campagnolo Nuovo Bar end Shifters
Campagnolo Nuovo Brake levers
Campagnolo Nuovo Front Derailur
Campagnolo Nuovo Rear Derailur
Campagnolo Nuovo Hubs
Campagnolo Nuovo Headset
Campagnolo Nuovo Bottom Bracket
New Mavic Open Pro wheels
New Tektro R539 brakes
New Seat post and mustache handle bars
Leather handle bar tape
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all of those upgrades are a bit over the top on a machine such as this

no mention of an asking price is made

if price were low enough some enthusiasts here might consider purchase for the parts

a bit like taking a plough horse and dressing it up with the gold tack used for parades

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Old 07-10-20, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by freshtogeof View Post
Hi all! I am new to this and wanted to get a vintage road bike. Can you guys chime in and tell me if this is a good bike and whatís it worth? Sorry, I cannot post pics yet. Thanks!

1976 Raleigh Super Grand Prix

Frame has been stripped and powder coated
New decals fabricated
Original Cranks and front rings
Original Stem
New Brooks Saddle
Campagnolo Nuovo Bar end Shifters
Campagnolo Nuovo Brake levers
Campagnolo Nuovo Front Derailur
Campagnolo Nuovo Rear Derailur
Campagnolo Nuovo Hubs
Campagnolo Nuovo Headset
Campagnolo Nuovo Bottom Bracket
New Mavic Open Pro wheels
New Tektro R539 brakes
New Seat post and mustache handle bars
Leather handle bar tape
It can't be a 1976 Super Grand Prix, in 1976, they only had (bottom to top of the line), Record, Grand Prix, Super Course, Grand Sport, Competition, and three Professional models, the Mk IV, Track, and Team.
The Grand Prix was second from bottom of the line and made with plain steel tubing, it was a fairly heavy bike.
They did make a Super Grand Prix in 1978 and 79, which was more of less an upgrade of components to some Raleigh scripted Suntour Vx derailleurs. (Basically they dressed up a Grand Prix with Super Course components.
I have run across several Super Grand Prix models that were obviously different than the run of the mill models, with 68mm bottom bracket shells, 24tpi threading, etc and comparble weight to an earlier SC.
The value in a bike like you describe would be mostly only in the components, as the bike itself really isn't light enough to benefit from higher end parts like that.
In 1976, the Grand Prix would have been in competition with bikes like the Schwinn Varsity or Peugeot A08, or maybe a Motobecane Nomade.
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Based on description this build is just way over the top and not worth the asking price. Myself on Grand Prix from this time frame I would actually prefer the original Raliegh branded Suntour VX components which while not as high end work better than the Campy stuff and just seem to go much better with the bike.
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freshtogeof , is it listed online?
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thanks for the insight guys! i really didnít know much about the raleigh line up. will steer away from this bike.

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Based on description this build is just way over the top and not worth the asking price. Myself on Grand Prix from this time frame I would actually prefer the original Raliegh branded Suntour VX components which while not as high end work better than the Campy stuff and just seem to go much better with the bike.
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It can't be a 1976 Super Grand Prix, in 1976, they only had (bottom to top of the line), Record, Grand Prix, Super Course, Grand Sport, Competition, and three Professional models, the Mk IV, Track, and Team.
The Grand Prix was second from bottom of the line and made with plain steel tubing, it was a fairly heavy bike.
They did make a Super Grand Prix in 1978 and 79, which was more of less an upgrade of components to some Raleigh scripted Suntour Vx derailleurs. (Basically they dressed up a Grand Prix with Super Course components.
I have run across several Super Grand Prix models that were obviously different than the run of the mill models, with 68mm bottom bracket shells, 24tpi threading, etc and comparble weight to an earlier SC.
The value in a bike like you describe would be mostly only in the components, as the bike itself really isn't light enough to benefit from higher end parts like that.
In 1976, the Grand Prix would have been in competition with bikes like the Schwinn Varsity or Peugeot A08, or maybe a Motobecane Nomade.
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all of those upgrades are a bit over the top on a machine such as this

no mention of an asking price is made

if price were low enough some enthusiasts here might consider purchase for the parts

a bit like taking a plough horse and dressing it up with the gold tack used for parades

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itís on offer up in the orange county area.

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Originally Posted by freshtogeof View Post
itís on offer up in the orange county area.
It's not a 1976 Grand Prix, it's from the 1980's and is a much better frame that those made in the 70's. I wouldn't give it a pass just yet, it was posted 5 months ago and looks like it's been ridden hard so you can make a low-ball offer. This model probably has Reynold 531 tubing.

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As for the Raliegh branded VX stuff I had a 78 US market Grand Prix pass through my hands with the VX stuff.

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