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Raleigh Grand Prix - What year?

Old 03-25-12, 09:48 PM
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Raleigh Grand Prix - What year?

Hey Guys!

Dug this out of my girlfriends parents garage. Hoping to restore it, but just wondering if anyone knows what year it is off the top of their heads. I looked for a bit and couldn't find anything. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a serial number. It looks like mostly Suntour components and a decal says 20-30 High Carbon.



Thanks in advance!
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Mid to late 1970's probably- possibly early '80's- Assembled Grand Prixs in '73 and '74- and this is definitely later than that- They had cottered cranks then, and no brake "safety levers" or reflectors then. Are the rims steel or alloy? A nice little mixte frame, with a nice crankset and it looks in good shape.
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You can easily figure out the vintage of your bicycle by applying the information contained in How Old Is My Bike? Pay closest attention to using the Component Numbers to help with this task and you will come pretty close to the exact year of manufacture...
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It is late '70s, probably a 1977 model. Here is a catalog page for it from Retro Raleighs ... https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroral...rand-prix.html

Nice bike. Not high-end, but nice. A mixte frame version is a nice find.
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Old 03-26-12, 06:18 AM
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Looks like it just needs a good cleaning and servicing and it'll be good to go.
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Looks like 1977 is the winner. Thanks everyone.

Excited to start a new project for the summer. It needs new tires, a cleaning, and a real good tuning, but she should be back on the roads this summer!
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