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Old 03-18-18, 12:51 PM
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Super Grand Prix

I picked it up from a friend, my problem is trying to figure out the year model.The serial#N1B1479,the bike blue over black with gold stripes around black,25andhalf center post centerpull competition brakes suntour gearing Sami competition handlebars,high tensile double butted tubing thanks jimmyd
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N Nottingham
B1 1971 february
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Super Grand Prix came out in the late 70's. Something is amiss. Maybe its a Grand Prix that is super
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That's compe centerpull brakes and sakae aluminum handlebars
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let's see if that serial number is correct
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They did make them in '81. (just saying).
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I looked a little closer at the serial#it could be beN151479 it even sounds better
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Super Grand Prix

Well this bike is a puzzle I can't locate original owner but I've got a little help from yall I've looked closer to serial # Its N151479 I hope someone can help me with the year and information on the bike,Thanks rdy3gdyr
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Originally Posted by rdy3gdyr View Post
I picked it up from a friend, my problem is trying to figure out the year model.The serial#N1B1479,the bike blue over black with gold stripes around black,25andhalf center post centerpull competition brakes suntour gearing Sami competition handlebars,high tensile double butted tubing thanks jimmyd
I found this blog with one shown in the colors you describe, claims to be a 1977 Super Gran Prix, Japan-made model.


Bruce's Bike Blog: 1977 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, Pt. 2
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Well this bike is a puzzle I can't locate original owner but I've got a little help from yall I've looked closer to serial # Its N151479 I hope someone can help me with the year and information on the bike,Thanks rdy3gdyr
Some info I've gleaned shows that many Made-in-Japan Raleighs used a serial number format with a beginning N, followed by a number for the year, then followed by a letter for the month, then 4 numbers. According to some info, that third digit, what you show as a "5", may instead be an "S", indicating December. Check your serial number and make sure that it doesn't say N1S1479.

Here's another thread in Bikeforums showing a Made-In-Japan model with this Japan serial number format, post number 1, second photo.

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Originally Posted by rdy3gdyr View Post
I picked it up from a friend, my problem is trying to figure out the year model.The serial#N1B1479,the bike blue over black with gold stripes around black,25andhalf center post centerpull competition brakes suntour gearing Sami competition handlebars,high tensile double butted tubing thanks jimmyd
I think the original serial number that you gave may be correct. N1B1479

This format of serial number is consistent with some TI Raleigh USA bicycles from the early 1980s.

IF so, this is a Japanese serial number, not Nottingham England.

The first digit "1" is for the year 1981, and the letter "B" is for February. The date of frame manufacture.
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