Re: RE: [CR]Raleigh Competition, 1972


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From: <raleighpro@dejazzd.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: RE: [CR]Raleigh Competition, 1972
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 17:29:08 -0500


From: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
> Seems the Competition is another enigmatic Raleigh I own. I also have a Super Grand Prix (decaled as such). Don't immediately recall if 74 or 79; but, catalogues for the correct model year do not list such a model. Grand Prix, yes, but not Super Grand Prix.
> My Competition is mix of French and Italian.

I have what I thought to be a 78 Super Grand Prix. On the Retro Raleigh page that catalog scan says they came in green where mine is almost the same blue as my 74 Professional. The Grand Prix and SGP were close, more alloy parts on SGP. I think next up the Raleigh ladder was the Super Course. My SGP came with a Suntour drivetrain with barcons no less. Now leads a slightly more noble life as my "club" bike. Sports an AW hub and cottered crank lifted from a Phillips. Since both were Raleigh thread it was a strightforward conversion with most parts coming from Harris Cyclery.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA