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An OLD Raleigh followed me home, but I cannot find any info on it

Old 10-13-11, 10:05 PM
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An OLD Raleigh followed me home, but I cannot find any info on it

Raleigh "Gran Sport", serial # RA74780 on BB shell (Also has a "C X" above it). Old Campy Gran Sport drivetrain, Raleigh wheels and cottered crank, GB stem and brakes. It also has an odd lug on the right fork blade which I can only assume was for a dyno-light.

Any thoughts (other than the saddle is not original and it is too small for me)?

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I saw the first picture and thought it looks like a 60's Gran Sport. And then I saw that that's what it is.
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Golly - It's a shame it's too small for you. It quite an impressive find and would clean up well.
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Wow, that is a nice machine. Those are some pretty cranks/chainring. I don't recall ever seeing a copper handlebar shim before.
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Looks like a 62 Gran Sport. The Super Hoods lever hoods are usually toast by now but yours look fine.

FTW, that shim is a reinforced section of the alloy GB Maes bar in anodized red...as are the brake lever arms. Sweet bike with all those red accents.
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Very nice, I would love to find one just like that.
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Beautiful! ...not my size either

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https://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/gran-sport.html

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Looks like the only things it is missing are the fenders and a B-15 Brooks. The latter can be had with $$$, the former...well...
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ohh I love that. Thats a pretty bike. What size is that?
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I like pretty much everything about that bike. Very cool. Especially the chainring.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
I like pretty much everything about that bike. Very cool. Especially the chainring.
Yeah, the chainrings are the best feature. I love a good chainring.
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They ride wonderfully. I had mine for five years thru various incarnations (it was way too battered to restore to original), just recently sold it to make room for the Lenton.
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It's my size, wanna trade for a Grand Prix 25 1/2 inch frame?
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
Wow, that is a nice machine. Those are some pretty cranks/chainring. I don't recall ever seeing a copper handlebar shim before.
Reminds me of the Lambert handlebars:

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It is a 21-inch frame. I ride a 23.
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