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Posted By steelbikeguy

Mechanically, there should be no problem. I...

Mechanically, there should be no problem. I suppose you need to make sure that the handlebars are the usual 1" (approx.) diameter, but that's about it.

I've got bar end shifters on one bike, for...
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Posted By steelbikeguy

I wonder what it would cost now. I wonder...

I wonder what it would cost now.

I wonder where you would go to get similar quality too.

Around the year 2000, I had a local frame builder make me a touring/commuting/travel frame from the...
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Posted By steelbikeguy

The Cyclone II is a better match than the...

The Cyclone II is a better match than the Superbe, both chronologically and level of sophistication/technology. I've got a first generation Cyclone on my Gran Sport in the photo above.
Sounds...
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Posted By steelbikeguy

personally... I think a SunTour VGT rear...

personally... I think a SunTour VGT rear derailleur would be a good replacement without being expensive. I suspect that a lot of Gran(d) Sport(s) ended up with these.

btw, I think the photo...
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Posted By steelbikeguy

There is a version with Nervex Pro lugs too! ...

There is a version with Nervex Pro lugs too! Raleigh must have been an interesting place back then, always changing things up a bit.
I'm thinking of the one that 76SLT , aka Bernie, owns and...
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Posted By steelbikeguy

I would argue that the bike is worth more without...

I would argue that the bike is worth more without the original derailleurs! :)

Back in the mid 70's, I made a deal with the bike shop to buy a Gran Sport without the derailleurs, wheels, pedals,...
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