Re: [CR]RE: Information Help Please , Raleigh U.S.A. , Grand Prix , Super

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Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 14:00:12 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Information Help Please , Raleigh U.S.A. , Grand Prix , Super

In a message dated 9/2/2003 1:50:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes: I picked up a Grand Prix a few weeks ago that I'm cleaning up and plan on re-selling. After pouring over it, I'm guessing it's an inexpensive entry level bike given the cottered cranks and steel rims. There's a label on the seat tube that says something like "20/30 steel tubing" (or something like that - my memory is fading). It is actually quite nice, with Simplex components and Weinmann brakes. It's white with black panels and gold lettering with 1/2 chrome forks. The lugs have nice gold striping. The seller said she bought it new in either the late 60's or early 70's. I am planning on taking digital photos of it this week - let me know off line if you'd like a look-see, and I'll forward them to you. David, you have an older "Made in England" bike and Raoul is asking about bikes from the mid to late 80's that were made in Asia. I've decided to ignore those in favor of what I (snobbishly?) consider the real thing, with "Nottingham" on the headbadge. (Though I'd probably buy an Irish or Dutch made bike)

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA