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Posted By capnjonny

Easy and cheap solution . Buy yourself spme...

Easy and cheap solution . Buy yourself spme sunrace friction thumb shifters. They are cheap and they work well. ...
07-22-20, 07:18 AM
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Posted By nesteel

Restore it? No, it will be expensive and no...

Restore it? No, it will be expensive and no return on the investment. Refurbish it and enjoy it? Certainly. Tear it down, treat the rust, clean EVERYTHING and locate the missing components. All the...
07-14-20, 07:29 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

The relatively small variances between models was...

The relatively small variances between models was an extremely clever marketing ploy. Shimano (and SunTour) realized the commercial advantages of having models with a distinctive name for every price...
07-12-20, 06:00 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Is the axle hollow? who said it is “single...

Is the axle hollow?

who said it is “single speed compatible”? To me it looks like a regular 5 or 6 speed hub that someone removed the drive side spacers.
07-04-20, 11:10 AM
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Posted By big chainring

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super...

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super Grand Prix. Alloy wheels, bar end shifters, and some nice paint options. ...
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Posted By steve sumner

to Gitane1953: there was a model below the Grand...

to Gitane1953: there was a model below the Grand Sport Deluxe just called the Grand Sport and there was a model
below that that was so basic and heavy that they wouldn't put Gitane stickers on it...
07-01-20, 01:43 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I think it's a matter of front-end geometry...

I think it's a matter of front-end geometry specifically fairly steep head-tube angle, which doesn't play well with upright bars and weight more distributed over the saddle/crankset than over the...
07-01-20, 12:48 PM
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Posted By USAZorro

Grand Prix geometry = SGP geometry = Super Course...

Grand Prix geometry = SGP geometry = Super Course geometry. Grand Prix Frame is same material as SGP frame. (changed when 1978 Model Super Courses came around).

Actually, there isn't a great...
06-30-20, 08:54 PM
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Posted By cudak888

And the end result is always a surprise too....

And the end result is always a surprise too. Forrest Gump may have been talking about Raleighs when he delivered his little "box of chocolates" line. Or at least whatever tubing they used that day......
06-30-20, 08:22 PM
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Posted By cudak888

And you see, this is where the whole subjectivity...

And you see, this is where the whole subjectivity of what's "best" comes into play. I know the SBDU's were "the best" in terms of construction and the tier of the parts used on them, but that only...
06-30-20, 08:10 AM
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Posted By USAZorro

South Central - as in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York? ...

South Central - as in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York? Lived there for 20 years before life took me away about 7 years ago. You just missed the annual World Cup Ski & Cycle bike swap in Camp Hill. No...
06-28-20, 07:14 AM
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Posted By billnuke1

B t, d t...

Unfortunately, Iíve been there, done that...I had a large tote of mid range, mid Ď70ís parts...somewhere along the line the top split enough to let the weather get in...and Boom!...thatís what you...
05-31-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By bikerosity57

This is the bike I brought home yesterday....

This is the bike I brought home yesterday. Definitely made in England. Iím sure it was made by Raleigh.
...
05-19-20, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Salamandrine

True 'nuff. If they're Helicomatics, it would be...

True 'nuff. If they're Helicomatics, it would be pretty silly, unless you have a crazed dedication to mid 80s french madness, which on this forum is not highly unusual. :lol:

Even if they're not...
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