Glad to hear it arrived. I have been waiting since either Jan 2 or Jan 9, depending on whether they shipped when I ordered or when the credit card charge showed up. I emailed them today and got a prompt and friendly response from Cecile - did I say what a valuable part of the operation she is? She pointed out that Dutch post has eliminated Standard Service over 2 Kg, so everything that heavy (my order was over 2 kg also) goes Economy, unless you pay for the rather prohibitive air freight for these heavier parcels. She also asked that I advise her when mine arrives, so she can tell others what to expect. You might advise her of your receipt so she has another data point. If every European seller handled their business with the diligence and friendliness that Baron and Cecile do, the long shipping delays would present much less of a problem.
> The postman strained to the door with two packages today. It took a little
> over two months at the economy rate.
> One package is a complete Cyclus tool set. These look to be a very
> workmanlike set with a number of improvements over a Campy set and adaptable
> to 1 1/8" steerers etc. They are quite a deal but no snappy wooden box. I
> thought for a while of buying a used Campy set but the John Perlogizi
> (spelling massacre) pointed out theat they are usually beat up from misuse.
> The rest is all the cables, brake blocks, hoods etc that are so important
> when bringing bikes back to life. It is amazing how much great stuff Baron
> has. Thanks.
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Great Notch, NJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 5:29 PM
> Subject: Re: RE: [CR]Raleigh Competition, 1972
> > From: r cielec <email@example.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