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Old 07-15-16, 06:15 PM
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I have owned two Grand Sports. After I sold my first one I had seller's remorse. I found another one my size and picked it up. I found I didn't ride it much so I let that one go. They are nice bikes but not great. I will not pickup a third.

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Raleigh Competition Sport Tourer- 22.5" (Total Rebuild!) - $275






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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I have owned two Grand Sports. After I sold my first one I had seller's remorse. I found another one my size and picked it up. I found I didn't ride it much so I let that one go. They are nice bikes but not great. I will not pickup a third.
This is NOT a Grand Sport, it is a Competition! Much higher in the food chain!
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Mea Culpa. In the early 70s the Competition was one up from the Grand Sports. No denying it is a better bike.

Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
This is NOT a Grand Sport, it is a Competition! Much higher in the food chain!

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I am real curious what year(s) Raleigh made blue/white Competitions. I have never seen that color combo in their catalogs. I have only seen Gran Sport, Grand Sport, Grand Sports in those colors.
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I am real curious what year(s) Raleigh made blue/white Competitions. I have never seen that color combo in their catalogs. I have only seen Gran Sport, Grand Sport, Grand Sports in those colors.
You're probably right; I'm certainly no expert. The blue/white bikes I saw probably were Gran Sports or Grand Sports or Grandma's Shorts or whatever. For what I would build from it, one of the Grannys would be just fine.

Remember, I can't ride drops anymore (back issue), so I would roadsterize it. Sell those dangly derailleurs and drop bar accoutrements and buy an AW hub, some fenders, and an upright handlebar/stem combo - not an upgrade, more of a backdate, if you see what I mean. I would go full-on retro, and that blue/white paint scheme would make for a visually stunning bicycle that glides effortlessly along at bike path speeds.

Something like I did with this Fuji Royale, for instance:



Fuji-san likes being a Roadster! She is one sweet ride.
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Very nice looking bike. Is that picture taken near Cherokee Park?
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
Very nice looking bike. Is that picture taken near Cherokee Park?
It is indeed. Right across Smith Ave, just down the road from that scenic lookout by the High Bridge.
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Originally Posted by DQRider
It is indeed. Right across Smith Ave, just down the road from that scenic lookout by the High Bridge.
Very close to the Taco House and not so far from El Burrito Mercado.

Good eats on the West Side for sure.
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I absolutely love El Burrito Mercado. It is our go to place. I have been to the Taco House a few times too.

Originally Posted by gomango
Very close to the Taco House and not so far from El Burrito Mercado.

Good eats on the West Side for sure.
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Originally Posted by rjhammett
I absolutely love El Burrito Mercado. It is our go to place. I have been to the Taco House a few times too.
It's quite a challenge climbing up Ohio Street after you have eaten your fill at Taco House.
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I really like this Raleigh USA Competition frame. Seller says 1985 but I'm quite sure it's a 1986. So many ways you could take this unique color scheme.

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Originally Posted by plonz
I really like this Raleigh USA Competition frame. Seller says 1985 but I'm quite sure it's a 1986. So many ways you could take this unique color scheme.

Raleigh Competition USA 58 cm Reynolds 531 Frame Fork Shimano Headset 1985 | eBay
Now that is one very classy chassis. But does that really look like a 58cm to you guys? I'm thinking 60...at least.
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Two Schwinn Sierras for $250. Schwinn's first mountain bikes (?), made in Taiwan. Bit O history? Faux biplane forks . . . neat.

Schwinn Sierra vintage set of two bikes
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Originally Posted by DQRider
Now that is one very classy chassis. But does that really look like a 58cm to you guys? I'm thinking 60...at least.
It does look like a tall 58 for sure. Seller seems fairly precise with his specifications. If I hadn't just bought another 80s Raleigh, this would be hanging next to my 6 other frames waiting for attention
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Drool . . .

MASI 3V Volumetrica CCCP BRAND NEW (NOS 1990)
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NOS COLNAGO REGAL ARABESQUE FRAMESET 266/500

Price? If you have to ask . . .
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Originally Posted by DQRider
It's quite a challenge climbing up Ohio Street after you have eaten your fill at Taco House.
I usually feel like I need a tow rope going up that hill!
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Two Schwinn Sierras for $250. Schwinn's first mountain bikes (?), made in Taiwan. Bit O history? Faux biplane forks . . . neat.

Schwinn Sierra vintage set of two bikes
I've never heard of biplane forks. I googled some pictures, so now I know what they look like, but what was the point? Was it to absorb some shock? Save weight?
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Serotta Davis Phinney Lightweight Road bike (Medford)







Serotta Davis Phinney Lightweight Road bike

If you are reading this ad you know this is NOT an average Commuter bike
To say the least - Looks ad rides amazing!!

I am open to Reasonable offers (I am thinning the heard and starting with this gem).
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Lugged steel, made in Italy Bianchi with Campy for cheap


Bianchi San Remo - $200 (Duxbury)



make / manufacturer: Bianchi
model name / number: San Remo


52 cm fully lugged frame, made in Italy
24 speeds campangnolo mirage group
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Miyata 721 road bike- $175 (Grand Ave., St. Paul)

Miyata Seven 21 road bike -- 52 cm



For sale is a 1991 Miyata Seven 21 road bike in great condition. We bought this bike for my fiancee at The Hub Bike Co-op's annual sale, but it ended up being a little too big. This would be very well suited well for someone 5'5" - 5'9". Everything is in good working condition.

Specs:

- lugged cromoly (steel) frame and fork
- Shimano Exage 500 EX components -- mid-level components for 1990's road bikes.
- 3 x 7 gearing
- downtube shifters
- aluminum rims
- Michelin Axial tires, looks like 700 x 25.

This would be a great bike for the beginning road cyclist, for commuting (it has mounts for a rear rack), or for getting around campus.

$175 OBO.
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Originally Posted by RichSPK
I've never heard of biplane forks. I googled some pictures, so now I know what they look like, but what was the point? Was it to absorb some shock? Save weight?
I guess weight to some extent. A cast crown that wide would be kinda heavy. I reckon it's easier to make a strong fork crown with the two plates like that.

A lot of people don't like the unicrown style which later became the standard for a while.
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Centurion "Dave Scott Ironman" steel road bike - $250

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Ad says: "- lugged cromoly (steel) frame and fork"

That's not what it says on the frame.

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Price seems more than fair...

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model name / number: Paramount


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For same is a 1960 Schwinn Paramount P13. This is the road racing model. This bike was a custom build for a road racer, Jay Howard, who's name is stamped into the bottom of the BB shell. The chrome on the lugs is in good shape; I attempted to show this in pictures.

The bike measures 59cm from the center of the BB to the center of the TT.

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Frame: 1962 Schwinn Paramount, Reynolds 531 steel.
Rear Derailleur: Suntour Cyclone
Hubs: Front is Campagnolo Record, high flange. Rear is a Phil Wood hub.
Tires: Panaracer Race D 700x25
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record
Cranks: Campagnolo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Pedals: Campagnolo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Record, with Rear drop bolt to fit 700c rims. The pads are Scott Matthauser.
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Record
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo


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