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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 3:37 pm 
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531c and full Campag Gran Sport? No way does that lack class. Gorgeous colour, too.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:08 pm 
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it's a beaut!!!

now get the nose of the seat up a few degrees and the handlebars rolled round 'til almost parallel with the top tube and it will look just perfect!
i always wanted one of those bikes - actually, i almost got one!! >>

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:50 am 
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A bit late in commenting but...

I had one of of those from new in the early 80s. It was exactly as in the picture and a really nice bike for the price with a surprisingly good spec. Unfortunately I ordered it with a frame size that was a little too large for me so I sold it to a friend.
I seem to recall that I bought it from a discount warehouse operator in Manchester that specialised in end-of-season sales and I replaced it with a Team Replica from the same company. I hate to think what the prices were in those days - very low by today's standards.


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Somewhere in an old 'Cycling' magazine I've found a review of these bikes. I'll try and find it and post a scan.


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Oh please do Ed, be real keen to see that...
My GS is all tucked away for the winter. Rode lovely this summer, not so much as a slipped gear. Only gripe is Gran Sport brakes are truly awful! I should change them really but don't want to break up the groupset..

Just incase anyone might have one or know where I can get one, I need to replace the down-tube decal. I've looked in all the obvious places but can't seem to find this exact one anywhere.
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Oh please do Ed, be real keen to see that...(


ED?? Please don't get me confused with the heroic Hereford based hard-rider :wink:

It may take some time to find it!


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Arghhh sorry, I meant NED!! :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Seeing your Raleigh Gran Sport brings back loads of good memories. I got one new from Pedal Power in Stirling in 1982 - cost £325 - and came with Weinmann concave rims and Cinelli (?65 / Criterium) bars and 1A stem. After wrecking both wheels in a car-collision I stung the guilty driver for the cost of replacement wheels, so upgraded to Mavic MA40's on 500RD hubs. Later, I removed the GS front mech, which I still have, but sadly, the bike went walkies one night in Aberdeen, 1990. Sadly missed. Nice bike - this is a cracker.


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Old Ned wrote:
Somewhere in an old 'Cycling' magazine I've found a review of these bikes. I'll try and find it and post a scan.


Don't suppose you have ever found this Ned? I ask as I have been riding loads on my Gran Sport and have really fell in love with it. The handiling, acceleration, and comfort is all top, top drawer. Be keen to see what the critics thought about her back in the day.

No worries if not, just asking that's all :)


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wired99 wrote:
Old Ned wrote:
Somewhere in an old 'Cycling' magazine I've found a review of these bikes. I'll try and find it and post a scan.


Don't suppose you have ever found this Ned? I ask as I have been riding loads on my Gran Sport and have really fell in love with it. The handiling, acceleration, and comfort is all top, top drawer. Be keen to see what the critics thought about her back in the day.

No worries if not, just asking that's all :)


Erm, yes, hmmm.

Sorry, it's completely slipped my mind :oops:

I think I've got something in a 'Cyclist' magazine which may be easier to find.


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