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1973 Raleigh Grand Sports

Adored these for decades. It was in decent shape but relegated to single speed duty. The Craigslist seller wisely kept the original parts but most of them were pathetically past their prime. Came with a Brooks B17 narrow saddle which may end up back atop the seat post.Original brake hardware was too far gone to justify any investment. Rusty parts wouldn't do this Doris Day of Raleighs justice. Same bike as the catalog Gran Sport but with the marketing team name change to toughen up the image. That's the story I heard long ago anyway.

Frame:
24 1/2" Reynolds 531 butted mains

Fork/Headset:
531 taper gauge / Tange Levin

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Nervar Star 170mm 42 x 52

Pedals:
Ultegra PD-6401

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
42x52 / Suntour 14x26 5 speed / Sram 870

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Simplex Super L.Juy Gold rear / L.Juy silver front / L.Juy retrofriction Gold

Handlebars/Stem:
SR Custom / ATAX Gold 22.2 x 110

Saddle/Seatpost:
Spectre Titanium / Kalloy Gold 27.2

Brakes:
Mafac Competition Gold levers and calipers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Module 3 / Suntour VX large flange / Panasonic Pasela 27x1 1/4

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Module 3 / Suntour VX large flange 120mm / Panasonic Pasela 27x1 1/4

Accessories:
Handlebar bottle mounts with CG lowering adapters

Added by Velogarden. Last updated 11 months ago.

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