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Raleigh SBDU Gran Tour 62cm

Old 11-09-22, 12:55 PM
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Raleigh SBDU Gran Tour 62cm

Hello,

I picked up this 1983 Raleigh Gran Tour the other day, but I made my age-old mistake of buying too small. Since I haven't seen this model for sale before, I'm looking to get an idea of its value as a frameset. I would probably just sell the frame itself and part the rest out since it's a unique build (gold MAFAC competition, Phil hubs, Huret Jubilee long cage) with a few random parts (crank, FD). The frame condition is an 8/10 overall with a few scuffs in the paint and no rust I can see. Reynolds 531c. 62cm c-c. The photos I have aren't great as a for-sale post, but that's because I just snapped a few thinking I was going to keep it . I will take some more detailed and thorough shots when I decide on a price. It's pictured with 27" wheels, but I saw from this awesome build that you can fit 700c 35mm tires with fenders too!

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How small is too small? I know you're asking for a valuation, but if you like the bike, it may be worth trying a taller seat post and taller stem, as those look very low. Nitto Technomic stems are quite tall and available in various lengths, at least up to 120mm.

It's a lovely bike, whatever you decide.
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
How small is too small? I know you're asking for a valuation, but if you like the bike, it may be worth trying a taller seat post and taller stem, as those look very low. Nitto Technomic stems are quite tall and available in various lengths, at least up to 120mm.

It's a lovely bike, whatever you decide.
I guess I should have clarified that the photos don't show my actual saddle height, which is about three inches higher. I could make the bike work, but I'm not interested in the fit with an xl stem.
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This is about as big as production road frames go for size as said you can nicely go a couple inches higher on the seat post and get a larger set of ergo bars with modern levers should give you about 1- 2 inches effective size ones it has now seem a bit small for the frame size
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Why are you all working so hard to convince OP that they should keep a bike that doesn't fit them (and is just my size)? OP, it's not worth anything. If anything, it has a negative value, but, as a special favor to a fellow forum member, if you ship it to me, I'll dispose of it for you free of charge.

Seriously though, until I get my 62 cm 1988 Schwinn Voyageur build up, I am not in need of another bike (or project).

I'd say, when I was in the market, I probably wouldn't have gone over a couple hundred for a frameset like this, but I'm a cheapskate and would have been hoping to get a deal on a 531 frame with nice chrome and well-lined lugs, and you probably wouldn't have sold it to me.
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Old 11-10-22, 01:39 PM
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The subject bike was sold as a frameset only in the early 1980s. I own a 23" Gran Tour and can attest that the frame is gorgeous.

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I paid $200 for a 54cm Gran Tour built up with high quality components. If there are only 4 frame sizes from 54 to 64, then you likely have the largest size. I wish mine was 62 ctc….
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Old 11-14-22, 02:45 PM
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62ctc

This actually is a 62 ctc and I wish it was 64 ctc . The catalog must have measured ctt.

Originally Posted by Schreck83 View Post
I paid $200 for a 54” Gran Tour built up with high quality components. If there are only 4 frame sizes from 54 to 64, then you likely have the largest size. I wish mine was 62 ctc….

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