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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:38 am 
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So, with regret I am having to part with my Raleigh Gran Tourismo dating from 1963

This is very similar to the Raleigh Gran Sport - in fact the frame is the same as the Gran Sport model and the spec was 90% the same.

This was the bike my grandad used to ride (not the same bike, but model) and I spent a good while tracking it down. But now its just gathering dust and the missus wants it out of the bedroom...

Its in stunning condition and I have recently fully serviced it, cleaning and re-packing the bearing in the headset, bottom bracket and hubs. Rides beautifully.

Price is £300 - will post at cost

Here is the breakdown of the build - its mostly original.

- Raleigh Gran Tourismo frame and forks - 21.5" ctc seatube and 21.5" ctc headtube
The frame has plenty of small chips and rubbing marks - but no dents or dings. High tensile steel - (very similar to 531 apparently, but Raleigh's ownbrand)

- GB allrounder bars - in perfect condition
- GB hindiminium stem - lovely condition too
- GB sprite brakeset with lovely matching levers (new Velo Orange brake pads)
- Raleigh hubs (32/40) on Dunlop Lightweight special rims in amazing condition
- Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur in excellent condition
- Campagnolo Gran Sport shifter
- Raleigh Industries cottered crank set in great condition
- Campagnolo Gran sport pedals
- Sprung Brooks saddle in lovely condition
- Raleigh Industries seat post
- Raleigh Industries headest and bottom bracket
- Original Brooks saddle bag support
- Dunlop road race tyres in excellent condition
- Brooks leather bar tape


Upgrades:
- Honjo stainless steel fenders
- New Velo Orange white cable set


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:12 pm 
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Is there a frame number on it?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:52 pm 
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Looks like its 1406914


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:30 pm 
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7 digits with no RA (for Raleigh) or RB (when they ran out of RA numbers) would put it 1963 or fractionally later. only 3 years younger than me and has worn a lot better...........Nice :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Thanks Sean, very useful indeed.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Price drop to £250


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:14 pm 
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Still available.


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