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Raleigh Gran Sport

SamWise72SamWise72 Posts: 453
edited July 2008 in Road general
This had a siezed seatpost when I bought it 2years ago, so I striooed the Campy derailleurs and shifters, plus the Cinelli bars and stem, and sold them for a tidy profit over what I paid for the bike. One of the pedals won't come out of the crank (yes, I know about left hand threads), so those are in my parts box. Rebuilt it with Shimano Golden Arrow derailleurs, Simplex Retrofriction shifters, more recent 105 dual pivot brakes an cranks, MKS pedals, Wrights leather saddle and moustache bars with leather wraps. Whaddya think?

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  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Excellent .Nice bars.Shame you moved onthe campy hubs :o as they real class.

    Please post a picture on here.All Raleigh's
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    bagpuss
  • SamWise72SamWise72 Posts: 453
    I didn't - the rear hub was already swapped out for a 7 speed, the front is still there. I moved the brakes and levers (never the greatest), derailleurs and shifters. It was Nuovo Gran Sport, so a level below Record at the time - something akin to where Chorus is now. No big loss, since in effect, I got a free bike. The saddle came in a box of stuff I bought for a tenner, which also contained 2 Coloral aluminium water bottles - sold those for over £50. The brakes and derailleurs (I love Golden Arrow) I had around anyway, waiting for the right bike. The bars, cranks and bar covers I had to buy, but I probably broke even anyway.
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  • Pete BeerPete Beer Posts: 604
    I've just worked out how to add a picture to the Flicker Group, my TI is added
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Cheers Pete .Cracking bike.Original paint ?

    Sam.What make of bars are they on your Raleigh G/S?
    bagpuss
  • SamWise72SamWise72 Posts: 453
    They're Nashbar own brand - very cheap in the States, but they won't ship to the UK unless you pay gigantic quantities of money. I have a number of classic bike fan friends from Bikeforums, to whom I've sold many wondrous UK sourced things that are hard to find in the States, and I had one of them order these for me, and then ship them over. Still much cheaper than any I could find in the UK.
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  • Pete BeerPete Beer Posts: 604
    Paul, yes. It rides really nicely. I couldn't help fitting a front brake and using on the road........On the rollers it will happily spin out a 93" gear and 77" on the road. A really well designed frame.
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    SamWise72 wrote:
    They're Nashbar own brand - very cheap in the States,

    Ah ,I am off to New England later this year.Going to Boston whilst there. Visiting Harris ?cycle shop .
    bagpuss
  • mrchuffymrchuffy Posts: 73
    I used to race one of these as a junior in the early 80s, nice bike.
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