Raleigh in longmont


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PfishB

On Training Wheels
Jan 22, 2018
9
9
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Memphis, TN, United States
#3
Interesting - I have a '72 "Grand Sports", same thing really though Raleigh tweaked the name a few times on that series. This one is not bad but the crank looks '80's to me, I might be off-base on that. The fork doesn't look original to me. MIne also has the hanger on the dropout, this has an add-on claw, it may have been drewed.. Regardless, a decent buy at $50. You could do a lot with this one, and the Lagoon blue and white paint scheme is so cool and distinctive.
 
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bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,726
5,371
Bulverde, TX
#4
Definitely not original crank, and must have changed the BB with that, because that crank requires a more narrow spindle than the original - either that or he has bad chainline.
The Crane RD is what it is - it was put there for wider gears and chain wrap.
Tad just replaced the later 600 version of that RD with SunTour - well, because it was smart and works now.
Gran Sport was the lowest-equipment-list Carlton-Raleigh using butted 531, and also had a low-trail fork (ala Grand Prix and International)
 
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PfishB

On Training Wheels
Jan 22, 2018
9
9
58
Memphis, TN, United States
#5
Thanks for confirming, crank definitely looked anachronistic to me. I'd venture that the Crane RD and the Suntour barcons on their own are probably worth the ask based on current pricing. I have no need since I have one already but I'd probably check into it anyway if it were in my area.
 
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juvela

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 2, 2014
759
1,066
Playa del Rey, United States
#6
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Fork is a replacement.

If someone visits they would want to carefully inspect frame for any deformation.

Quite a few original fittings remain -

headset

stem

bar

brakeset

saddle pillar

saddle

seat binder

wheels

bottom bracket cups

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bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,726
5,371
Bulverde, TX
#7
I didn't look that close - I'm not in the market, either - that's just a sucky drivetrain. Cyclone GT was the smart choice.
 

dweenk

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 13, 2014
158
137
Maryland
#8
If I could look at it and it was OK, I would buy it. Unfortunately I am in Maryland.
 

bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Jun 25, 2016
1,067
1,433
66
North Carolina , Albemarle, NC, United States
#11
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Fork is a replacement.

If someone visits they would want to carefully inspect frame for any deformation.

Quite a few original fittings remain -

headset

stem

bar

brakeset

saddle pillar

saddle

seat binder

wheels

bottom bracket cups

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Yes! Any bike with a replaced fork was likely involved in a collision, especially the T-Bone type. Always check the area just behind the head tube lugs for flaking, crinkly paint.

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