Re: [Classicrendezvous] Russ's mystery bike.. Solved!

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Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 14:20:42 EST
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Russ's mystery bike.. Solved!

Hi Dale and all,

What would be the best way to separate the nice 3 tube Reynolds frames and forks from the full 531 Guaranteed Double Butted frame and forks and stays used in the super Raleigh Gran Sports bike frames. Because of a small obsession and with the help of a few list members I now have seven Gransport's in various Lagoon Blue and White color combo's from the early 1970s era. Some framesets have rubbed 531 decals and I would not feel good offering a misrepresentation. Could the shape of the crown of fork blades or stays tell a story? I have seen them in lots of configurations.

Any help would be appreciated.

Gilbert" I was once told in confidence by a sales rep of a major supplier that all bikes are supplied with stainless steel spokes when you are selling them!" Anderson

In a message dated 10/26/00 10:48:21 PM, writes:

<< In a message dated 10/26/00 2:15:46 PM, writes:

<< The only Gran Sports I'm familiar with were the later ones with 3-tube 531 and stamped dropouts that required an adapter claw ... >>


I hade a lagoon blue full 531 Gran Sport with forged dropouts that needed an adaptor claw. Would have made a nice fixed gear!!!
Mark >>