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Old 07-10-18, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
Thank you, I may have taken your input the wrong way.

I think I may have been trolling myself...
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
I believe I've posted shots of my International and Team bike in other threads, but what the heck... let's see them again!







enjoy!

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I know you posted this a couple of years ago, but it bears repeating......the lug-work is stunning and your photos capture it perfectly.
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
I know you posted this a couple of years ago, but it bears repeating......the lug-work is stunning and your photos capture it perfectly.
some day I'll have to take some close shots that show how the lugs have evaded the touch of a file.... but that's normal for a bike boom frame. The fellows at Worksop were under pressure to get bikes shipped. This frame certainly looks fine from a modest distance, though.
Thanks for the kind words.

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Old 07-11-18, 01:40 PM
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1971 Raleigh Competition

1971 Raleigh Competition



The decals are faded and paint worn, but no rust!
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1977 Competition GS Purchased from the original owner . He bought it in Cupertino, California in November of 1977.
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Just scored a really nice super grand Prix

Saw a FS add on a Facebook local selling group for a Raleigh bike. The model was listed as 'Classic"? So I decided to go have a look even though it was 60 mile RT. After seeing the bike, I determined it's a Super Grand Prix. The word Classic is on the top tube so the seller thought that was the model. The price was super cheap so I bought it. It's a 23.5" frame, and I have determined it is a 1979 as several components are stamped 79. The condition is excellent! Absolutely no rust anywhere or pitting on chrome bits. It's got good (not original) tires showing no wear. Almost everything is original (different bar tape, and toe clips missing) with no grease or grime on the drive train. The brake pads have virtually no wear. the rims don't have any brake wear marks. I think it hasn't been ridden more than a few miles in 40 years! Brought it home, and aired up the tires, and took it for a ride. Rides good, and everything is properly adjusted, and works as it should. All it needs is a good cleaning, and polishing. No buffing wheel work needed for the aluminum parts, just polishing with Mothers makes everything sparkle.

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Movie shoot at the shop today. Stacked the deck with '84-'85 Racing USA models

Not sure if they got many shots of Service, but if so, it should be interesting...
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Not sure if they got many shots of Service, but if so, it should be interesting...
Nice lighting! Is there a skylight, or just shop lights?
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Nice lighting! Is there a skylight, or just shop lights?
Ha! Thanks, but just crappy Florescents, and some sunlight from the shop windows!
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I found this on CL & couldn't let it go. All I've added is the bottle cage & wire basket (to be replaced when I find a wooden box).







I haven't been able to find this SN number on any lists to confirm this is a '69 as the hub indicates.


Heat didn't help to remove the odd stickers, any ideas? edit: stickers on the chain guard that read 'Raleigh'

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WD40 is a pretty good glue melter to try on the stickers.

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Originally Posted by thorstein
I haven't been able to find this in number on any lists to confirm this is a '69 as the hub indicates.

Heat didn't help to remove the odd stickers, any ideas?
afaik you have a very nice lesser-found early Twenty

curved stem RSW style handlebars

pre self adjust brake levers

brazed eyelets for seatpost clamp not chromed cuff

'69 sounds right; serial numbers on the web seem to correlate to those frames stamped on the rear of seatpost tube not rear dropouts. I haven't had much luck tracing dropout numbers either

Are you sure that's original factory paint?

Original lettering I'm told are lacquer transfers so unable to be removed without spooling the paint. Only late 70s did Twenties get sticky decals that can be peeled off successfully.

Or or are you trying to remove 3rd party aftermarket stickers?
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Originally Posted by Tamiya View Post
afaik you have a very nice lesser-found early Twenty
curved stem RSW style handlebars
pre self adjust brake levers
brazed eyelets for seatpost clamp not chromed cuff
'69 sounds right; serial numbers on the web seem to correlate to those frames stamped on the rear of seatpost tube not rear dropouts. I haven't had much luck tracing dropout numbers either

Yeah, I had noticed the handlebars seemed to indicate an earlier model, but I hadn't thought of the seatpost. Thanks for another indication of '69 vintage.

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Are you sure that's original factory paint?
Original lettering I'm told are lacquer transfers so unable to be removed without spooling the paint. Only late 70s did Twenties get sticky decals that can be peeled off successfully.
Or or are you trying to remove 3rd party aftermarket stickers?
Trying to remove the 3rd party stickers on the chain guard that read 'Raleigh'.
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WD40 is a pretty good glue melter to try on the stickers.
I'll give the WD40 a try.
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