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Raleigh Grand Prix 1978

Old 01-14-18, 05:34 PM
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Raleigh Grand Prix 1978

Hello, I have recently acquired a frame and was wondering about getting front and rear derailer's/ shifters. Also would this bike be able to be setup with modern components? How many gears would be compatible with this frame, etc...? Thanks
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Old 01-14-18, 06:39 PM
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Some modern components will fit. It was made for a 5 gear free wheel. You MAY be able to bend the seat/chain stays for a 6 or 7 gear free wheel/ cassette but I wouldn't bet the farm on it. It would be far better to put it back the way it was originally built.
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Not to be negative but a Grand Prix frame isn't really worth buying components for and building up. You can usually buy a good complete Grand Prix for not much money. If you want to build a bike I'd start with something better.
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Not sure about 1978, but that model at some point around that time were hi-ten steel, if I remember right.
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Look in the for sale section for the Shimano Altus parts, good starting point.
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