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Old 08-10-18, 07:14 AM
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Raleigh Super Grand Prix debut?

I'm looking at a Raleigh Super Grand Prix for sale locally. When did the Super Grand Prix make its debut and how many years was it in the Raleigh line? This one is equipped with cotterless crank, bar end shifters, and alloy rims.
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I'm looking at a Raleigh Super Grand Prix for sale locally. When did the Super Grand Prix make its debut and how many years was it in the Raleigh line? This one is equipped with cotterless crank, bar end shifters, and alloy rims.
I think late 70's. I just picked one up myself that I believe is a 1979 as several components have 79 stamped on them.
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I have a 1978 in blue metallic all original except for Mavic anodized wheels and Campagnolo Record Hubs. A really nice bike , not high end , but a good solid rider. Paid $100.00 in West Hollywood from a bike flipper . I think it came from a yard sale! Joe
My daughter with the 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix taken a while ago after Pastor Bob re built the freewheel.
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I think it was '76 or '77 when they first appeared.
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The one I am looking at is champagne with black headtube and seat panel. Looks classy. And these were still Nottingham built right? 1980 I think the switch to japan or taiwan happened.
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If the bike is 2030 tubing and the serial number is Wxxxxxxxxx then it is a Worksop built bike. If it's butted hi-tensile then probably a Japanese built version.The British built version is a very nice ride but I have not owned the Japanese version.
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They were made in Dieren, the Netherlands, as well, at the Gazelle factory. And Gazelle brought them out under their own label too, as the Gazelle Sprinter Race. Mine is made from Reynolds 531 tubing, dates from 1980, and I know that older ones exist.

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