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1972 Raleigh Grand Sports

Modernized restoration. So smooth and fun to ride, it makes me question riding my other bikes...

Frame:
Reynolds 531, 55cm ST, 56cm TT

Fork/Headset:
Aftermarket chrome, Tange Seiki

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Ultegra 6500, Dura Ace 7700

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Dura Ace 7700 12-27 9-speed, 40t chainring, KMC X9SL

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Dura Ace 7700, Shimano 600 downtube friction

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo Orange Porteur, GB

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B17 narrow, American Classic

Brakes:
Dura Ace centerpull

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace 7700, Araya, Panaracer GravelKing 32c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace 7700, Sun CR-18, Panaracer GravelKing 32c

Accessories:
Brooks grips, Crane bell, Electra rack

Added by 4on. Last updated 22 days ago.

3 Comments

qwixoticle

qwixoticle says:

Very pretty build! I also recently acquired an older Raleigh frameset, and am pleased with build and ride quality. I'd personally try and repurpose that old TA specialties (?) crankset or take some paint stripper to the 6500 Ultegra logos.

Posted about 1 month ago

4on

4on says:

Thanks! You're on to something about the crank logos... they do feel a little out of place. Really, the crank's aesthetics don't really fit. I've been eyeing some 7700 cranks, but trying to keep this a parts-bin build.

Posted about 1 month ago

4on

4on says:

The original crankset is a cool Stronglight. My kid "inherited" my Peugeot. I'm going to put the crank and the Normandy-hub wheelset that came from the Raleigh on it for a full French build.

Posted about 1 month ago