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The Ultimate (hopefully) Raleigh Grand Prix thread.

Old 11-21-18, 10:18 PM
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Well, dang. I joined this forum to post specifically to post to this thread about my newly acquired Raleigh Grand Prix. But, alas, they say I need 10 posts before I can post images.

Anyways, I picked it up last weekend for $75. Itís all original except for the tires and front and rear lights ó and aside from some relatively minor scratches itís in great shape! The previous owner had it for 10 years and said it was built in August 1979. I donít know how he knows this and I have yet to look at the ID number, but it does look like a 1980 model and one of the last Nottingham builds. Steel Rigida rims, Suntour shifters, Weinman center pull brakes, 20-30 steel. Cranks sans cotters.

I love it! Itís not light, but very comfortable and fast enough. I rode it 21 miles today. My plan is to preserve it, maintain it and enjoy it ó and not change too much.

I also have a late 90s Waterford x-11 and a 1975 Raleigh Sprite and the Grand Prix fills in the middle beautifully.
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