Re: [CR]Raleigh Gran Sport Cotter Pin Question

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From: "Steven Willis" <>
To: "Amir Avitzur" <>, <>
References: <> <018b01c4a02c$48032f70$02c45a3e@ericaspc>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Gran Sport Cotter Pin Question
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 09:21:39 -0700
cc: marc garcia <>

Unless I am wrong. It will need 9.5mm pins and any bike shop has them. well at least I do. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330

----- Original Message -----
From: Amir Avitzur
Cc: marc garcia
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 3:42 PM
Subject: [CR]Raleigh Gran Sport Cotter Pin Question

> My Gran Sport (serial # RA 77104) is identical to Marc's.
> If you look at his photos, you'll see an unusually handsome Raleigh cottered
> crankset.
> Mine is still in excellent condition considering what it went through.
> I'd like to re-use it.
> Does anyone know what type of cotter pin it takes and where they are
> available?
> The old ones were frozen, so I drilled them out.
> I tried removing them with a heavy RECORD 6" C-clamp, after first soaking
> them in daily doses of WD-40 for a month. They didn't budge. The body of
> the C-Clamp however, took a bend.
> Your help is, as always, much appreciated.
> Amir Avitzur
> Ramat-Gan, Israel
> BTW: Are lamps that fit on the braze-on on the fork still available?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marc garcia" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 11:46 PM
> Subject: [CR]For sale or trade: 1959? raleigh gran sport
> > Well I picked this one up on ebay and picked it up locally since the
> seller was in a suburb near here in chicago. It's a great bike but it's just
> too big for me, I thought I could swing it but I can't. The seller had it
> listed as a 1959 raleigh gran sport but I can't confirm that date. Here are
> some pics I took:
> >
> > and here is the original listing:
><blah> e=STRK:MEWN:IT
> >
> > There are some numbers on the bottom of the bottom bracket:
> > RA
> > 31011
> >
> > U
> > (Y/9?)136(J?)
> >
> > The first group is very readable the second is not. I tried to type them
> exactly as they appear, the RA is above the numbers and not part of the same
> line. In the second group, the U is above the rest and I can't make out the
> first symbol, it really looks like a circle with a vertical line coming of
> the bottom of it. Maybe one of you guys can date this.
> >
> > The bike has campagnolo gran sport derailleurs. The rear does not have a
> patent date but this is on the back plate: "Patent Campagnolo DA14A26 Denti"
> I"m not sure if you can date it with this info.
> >
> > Here are the specs on the rest of the bike: dunlop special lightweight
> rims laced to racelite hubs. The frame measures as follows: seat tube c-t 23
> 1/2 inches, top tube c-c 22 inches. The brakes levers are GB Superhood
> Rapide annodized in red, the left lever has faded a bit. They have half
> hoods, which are in fair condition. The calipers are GB Coureur 66
> centerpulls. The handlebars are GB with the red annodized center sleeve. The
> cranks have sir raleigh marked on them as well as the kick stand. The bottom
> bracket also has an oiler cap.
> >
> > It also has a lenton generator light set which does not look period
> correct. It does however have the braze on light mount on the front fork.
> The bike did come with the original brooks swallow saddle, I have removed it
> and would like to keep it. It is supple but cracked. I will include another
> leather saddle if you'd like one. If you really want the swallow perhaps we
> could work something out.
> >
> > The paint is in good shape, some scratches but it still shines nicely.
> Most of the decals are in nice shape as well. Chrome is good but could use
> some polishing. The bike is a little dirty, the previous owner went a little
> crazy with oil on the change and it got on the bike, in my car, on my
> clothes, etc.
> >
> > I'm not looking to turn a profit on this bike I just want what i paid for
> it which if you went to the ebay link is 350.00. shipping of course would be
> extra and my zip code is 60625 if you want to get a quote. I would prefer
> paypal for this transaction.
> >
> > I would also conisder a trade or a trade and cash. I currently need some
> campy nuovo record brake hoods, a rear NR brake caliper but I would'nt mind
> a set as I could use the front for my raleigh track bike. I also need some
> 700C wolber super champion clincher wheels with NR hubs, a brooks pro
> saddle, campy dust caps and a campy seat post binder bolt.
> >
> > I'm always interested in bicycles as well, of course I have a particular
> love for raleighs.
> >
> > Marc Garcia
> > chicago IL