My Grand Record..sold earlier this spring ...agreed with Jerry. It had an intact decal which showed that only the three main tubes were 531. It had Campy dropouts too. Randy Nelson Seattle
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>Subject: [CR]Re: Grand Record Tubing.....
>Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 16:55:02 EDT
>Jerry & Listmembers,
>More interesting "Frenchness" with Motobecane and the Grand Record in
>particular: Until 1976, Motobecane stated the Grand Record was: "REYNOLDS
>531 double tubing with Campagnolo Tips" - during this same time they listed
>both the Le Champion and Team Champion as follows: "REYNOLDS 531 double
>butted tubing throughout with Campagnolo Tips".
>It would seem, as Jerry states, the Grand Record was NOT 531 throughout.
>However, in 1976, the Grand Record was now listed as "REYNOLDS 531 double
>butted tubing throughout with Campagnolo Tips" - Did they really change in
>1976, or just leave off the "throughout" in prior years?
>Any folks out there with '72-'77 Grand Records with decals intact?
>Malta (Catz & Dawgs) NY