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Old 06-07-23, 07:15 AM
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My Raleigh Grand Prix

I just recently aquired a blue Raleigh mixte, it is under restoration at the moment, parts have been polished, buffed and everything's been cleaned..

since I'm new here, I can't post photos yet but you may follow the process on my instagram account
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Old 06-07-23, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Lotussiddharta
I just recently aquired a blue Raleigh mixte, it is under restoration at the moment, parts have been polished, buffed and everything's been cleaned..
since I'm new here, I can't post photos yet but you may follow the process on my instagram account
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Did not know the International was ever made as a mixte...mind posting your Instagram account link?
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Old 06-07-23, 07:33 PM
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Raleigh mixte correction

My instagram account is @fancy.apes
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Raleigh mixte

Also I just checked and it is a 70's grand prix model
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Grand prix mixte



I guess I'm allowed to post photos now
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Old 06-10-23, 05:31 PM
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Update on the grandprix


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Raleigh Colt

Here is something my brother in law just recently bought, the decals are 90% gone, and we are hoping to restore this back to life, any advice from the thread would be very much appreciated..








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Lotussiddharta people here would love to help you with your new acquisitions but you should start your own thread for them as this thread is specifically for the Raleigh International model.
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My wife has one from 1974 she bought new. Picture from 2008
1974 Raliegh Gran Prix on Flickr
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The detailing around the headstock remind me of the Raleigh Trent from the 1960s but that might have been a UK model and your is probably a US one.

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Originally Posted by Small cog
The detailing around the headstock remind me of the Raleigh Trent from the 1960s but that might have been a UK model and your is probably a US one.

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this "darts" accent paint scheme only employed 1961 & 1962


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Originally Posted by Lotussiddharta

I had a Grand Prix once. Sad to see it go.

Leaving on a jet plane. John Denver


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John Denver himself left on a plane...although it was not a jet...


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Originally Posted by Lotussiddharta
How the reach to the shifters with those handlebars?
Pic of my later Grand Prix. I want to move my shifters to the downtube, someday..
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre
"Dopey comment" award for today.

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moste prowdleigh hayve na'er been ackuszed o' be'in in poszzesyun o' eythuh tayste ur wrefouynement


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Originally Posted by juvela
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moste prowdleigh hayve na'er been ackuszed o' be'in in poszzesyun o' eythuh tayste ur wrefouynement


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I apologize for my rudeness. I was the victim of my own impulsiveness, for I somewhat idolize John Denver. He paid the price for two D.U.I's by losing his drivers license. The F.A.A. also revoked his private pilots license because of it, and that is why he was flying experimental class. So he kind of backed himself into a corner. He was modifying the fuel system on the EZ just before the crash, to automatically switch fuel tanks if one was empty. The real problem with that design is that there is no glide-ratio. He knew all of this, but he had a reputation as a risk-taker.
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thank you

never knew any of the details

recalled only that he became amalgamated with Monterey Bay

me dad was a flight instructor, sounds like John could have benefitted by some sage counsel


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