[CR]early '70s Raleigh Grand Sport/TRASH?


Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 11:58:01 -0800 (PST)
From: Harris <bianchipan@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]early '70s Raleigh Grand Sport/TRASH?

This AM my brother and I pulled a Grand Sport from the scrap pile.Still had the Stronglight crank and the Weinmann brakes-no Carlton hoods though.The plastic Simplex gear changers were also gone-sun tour now,no rear,but bar ends and GB bar and stem.Brooks B 15 with holes in the sides.No wheels either.And the saddest part,the rear stays are a mess but probably fixable(not worth the expense).It has zeus competition drop outs f&r,with a derailleur hanger!
    So the next time you take out the trash,look in the scrap or bicycle pile.To date I have landfill treasures like these;1972 Peugeot PX 10;Motobecane Grand Touring from about 1979;numerous parts to include an early set of DuraAce hf hubs.And a 49 crankset. Harris Spracher
                           Waynesboro Va.