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Old 08-10-12, 03:31 PM
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Restoring my 1973 Raleigh Grand Sports

Hey.....I'm new to the Forum....but "old" about biking. I live in Atlanta. Appreciate input on my goal to restore my 1973 Raleigh Grand Sports....I bought it new in Evergreen Colorado....but it's been just sitting around for the last 15 years since I bought other road and mountain bikes. Suggestions where to have it repainted, purchase decals, etc......I'm handy and have all the bike tools to do the refitting of the bike. ThanX alot for your input. jackinatlanta
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WE need pics! Welcome to the forum. What about a little spit and polish to the old finish? Again, pics required.
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IMO it would have to be in a pretty sorry state to consider stripping its paint and originality - but sometimes it is warranted. - Pics Pics Pics!
The white and Carlton "Lagoon blue" is one of the most beautiful color combo's ever, BTW.

- And Welcome to C&V, jackinatlanta - You have a wonderful bike in the Grand Sports - given the name with a final "d" and "s" one might conclude that yours is an early 73 model.
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I'm curious to see if it has Capella lugs. It seems that Raleigh used them on most everything that year.
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Yeah, welcome Jack ! Install some pics here and let us decide whether it needs painting or not !!!!

Seriously though, you'll get expert input and opinions here. Three of the best have already chimed in,
all eager and willing to help. Sounds like a neat bike.
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Eagerly awaiting pics!
I just acquired a minty '76, but don't have it in my possession yet - it is in a friend's basement across the country! I hope to lay my grubby mitts on it in the next month or so.
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