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Old 10-17-11, 07:25 AM
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^^^ this one is my favorite^^^^ What size are the tires?
26 x 1 3/4 x 2 / 54-571. I've been told this is an unusual size for rod brake roadsters, as are its 36/40 spoke wheels.
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Old 10-17-11, 07:37 AM
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My 1985 Competition(Japaneses made) with 555SL

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Gee I bet no one thought I had a grainy pic of a Raleigh Sport, she's a 72 and was my very first wrenching project.
oh and does my 72 Centurion LeMans count? It's a grand prix frame in disguise.. lol.
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Yeah, those later Raleigh Records are a huge improvement over the earlier '70s versions.

My '73 RRA


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Old 10-17-11, 08:46 AM
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Am I the ONLY one that has a Raleigh Prestige?????

1985 Raleigh Prestige.

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My #1 of 2 1979 Raleigh Competition GS(s)




My #2 of 2 1979 Raleigh Competition GS (same as the other one, but this is a one owner full original campy group, even the octave wheels, which I hate..


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Old 10-17-11, 09:16 AM
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Oh, I forgot my 1985 Raleigh Competition, I let the wife ride this one.



Lastly, but not least, my SUPER BEATER, 1986 Raleigh Grand Prix. This bikes takes on the all the bad weather, rain, snow, also does chain up duty. I don't chain up my other Raleighs, they come with me. But, this one, I can chain it up any where and forget it.
BTW, it might be ugly, and rusty, but it has a good ride...

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Apologies, as some of these are still in the project stage......


A RRA frame that came to me as frame and fork only.
Destined to be an IGH wonderbike in the not too distant future.



A Pro from the anniversary year that is still waiting for me
to come up with a clincher wheelset.




Same year (anniversary headbadge) Supercourse. A favorite
because..........just because.



My first Competitition, which came to me like this.


But now looks like this.



The Midnight Rider. A somewhat modified 70's Sports.



Second Comp which had been Shimanocized (none too artfully)
but after much head scratching and fiddle****ing is, as of yesterday,
a first class ride.

There's another Pro in the garage somewhere in pieces.
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Old 10-17-11, 10:33 AM
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Appears we have almost identical bikes. I see a difference in your cranks and your derailer. I bought my bike as stated in my first post #2 in 1983 so I am assuming it is a 1983 Grand Prix. I see you state yours is a 1984. My cranks are original stamped "Raleigh 170mm" and my derailers are Suntour AXR. I have obviously changed a few things recently but most others were identical you your bike in every way including the brake levers as well as the positioning of them more upward. I am a tall person at 6'4" 220 lbs so I made a few modifications to the seatpost and the new style quill and stem (130mm) with a height extention also. Other than that, this bike is extremely heavy duty for my large size.

Curious what cranks and derailers you have? If they are Raliegh, then they changed the design. My guess is they are either a different gruppo option in the years to come OR you changed them to aftermarket for some reason.

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Oh, I forgot my 1985 Raleigh Competition, I let the wife ride this one.



Lastly, but not least, my SUPER BEATER, 1986 Raleigh Grand Prix. This bikes takes on the all the bad weather, rain, snow, also does chain up duty. I don't chain up my other Raleighs, they come with me. But, this one, I can chain it up any where and forget it.
BTW, it might be ugly, and rusty, but it has a good ride...

I love your 1986 Raleigh Grand Prix! It's beautiful!!!
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Old 10-17-11, 12:08 PM
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I love your 1986 Raleigh Grand Prix! It's beautiful!!!
Why thank you kindly!! The Grand Prix takes on all the hazard duties, and it's exposed to possible theft. Whereas, the others are treated like babies and never out of my hands...
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Old 10-17-11, 12:19 PM
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I'm still working on this one. Late 80's, Reynolds 753 and O'Donovan endorsed. Frame is crazy light.

Finally can build up an appropriate wheelset, as my hunt for a set of NOS Rigida 1320 in jet black came to fruition.

Other than that I need a Cyclone triple fd with black ano and we're on the road.

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I'm still working on this one. Late 80's, Reynolds 753 and O'Donovan endorsed. Frame is crazy light.

Finally can build up an appropriate wheelset, as my hunt for a set of NOS Rigida 1320 in jet black came to fruition.

Other than that I need a Cyclone triple fd with black ano and we're on the road.

That's already pretty spectacular, Jan.
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I could totally go for that Prestige. A chromed-out Raleigh with a sloping fork crown and Superbe? Yes, please.

Here are a few that have passed through my hands:

'72 Grand Sport

Finished here. Was very close to complete when I got it.



Another '73(?) Grand Sport
As it came with the other. Built up with bar-ends, triple front, and Suntour derailleurs for touring/commuting, but forgot to take pictures before I sold it.



'74 Grand Prix

Pieced together from an original, but tattered, bike to what's shown. Commuted on this one for a while before picking up a better-fitting Centurion.



'72 Raleigh Track

Basically as I got it. Just had to add pedals.

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72 super course in front of a neighbors "twin towers" tribute

I just picked up that bike's clone on Baltimore CL. A '72 in green, with the insectoid Huret shifters and rear mech. Cool bike.
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Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen View Post
I'm still working on this one. Late 80's, Reynolds 753 and O'Donovan endorsed. Frame is crazy light.

Finally can build up an appropriate wheelset, as my hunt for a set of NOS Rigida 1320 in jet black came to fruition.

Other than that I need a Cyclone triple fd with black ano and we're on the road.

Dam!
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This my 78 Professioal! My dream bike! It will be on the road soon! Thanks!


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Over the last couple of years I've had a few Raleighs pass thru my hands.

1984 Mountain Tour Tamarack - 650B


1987 Granada - The Wife's


1993 C-50 - Errand Runner


1978 Sports - Recent Pick Up



1972 Super Course - Recently Departed.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post

A RRA frame that came to me as frame and fork only.
Destined to be an IGH wonderbike in the not too distant future.

A Pro from the anniversary year that is still waiting for me
to come up with a clincher wheelset.

Same year (anniversary headbadge) Supercourse. A favorite
because..........just because.

My first Competitition, which came to me like this.

But now looks like this.

The Midnight Rider. A somewhat modified 70's Sports.

Second Comp which had been Shimanocized (none too artfully)
but after much head scratching and fiddle****ing is, as of yesterday,
a first class ride.

There's another Pro in the garage somewhere in pieces.
Funny with all that high flutin 531, it's the Sports that gets the
I've got one of those, too (ok, I've got 4 of those but one gets the .
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It's this one (yes it's a Phillips, but it's post '59)
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1951 Lenton Sports as found:

It's currently in pieces in my cellar, but I should have it built up and riding in another week or two.
"Raiseth not thy hammer upon is lest thou shall pollute it!" Genesis.
Seriously, that's perfect, just the way it is. Don't touch it. Why is it that the grungy ones are such a turn on for me?
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Not a Raleigh, but darn close; 1952 Humber with bifurcated or 'Duplex' front fork:

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