[CR]Raleigh Competition, 1972

Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

From: themaaslands@comcast.net
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendezvous)
Subject: [CR]Raleigh Competition, 1972
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 23:12:39 +0000

A few posters wrote:
> 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.

and then
> 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.

I believe that depending solely on American market catalogs will not give you a complete outlook of the full range of Raleigh products that were offered. In the late 70's and early 80's when I worked in a number of Canadian shops, we had numerous models that were never sold in the US. The opposite is also true. Many bikes have however since crossed borders, so to come across a bike that does not appear in the catalogs does not necessarily mean much. It could very easily have been produced for another market.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ