Re: [CR]1962 Raleigh Gran Sport


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Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 14:09:56 -0400
To: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>, Sarah Gibson <sadiejane9@hotmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]1962 Raleigh Gran Sport


At 12:12 AM -0400 5/30/02, Joe Bender-Zanoni wrote:
>This is a very hard bicycle to value. It is in such nice condition and well
>equipped, but the lack of good frame tubing means it will never be a great
>rider. It is unfortunately a great donor bike to a suitable British frame or
>just nice to look at as is. With all that I say $500. More than I would pay
>but someone will! Some great parts on that.

It has been my understanding that these were butted frames, I recall them being great riders...but I would be nervous riding hard on those irreplaceable Dunlop Special Lightweight rims, especially if it has the origintl HPRR tyres...

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