[CR]two questions: Raleigh GS mixte and Lambert/Viscount crankset

Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 19:53:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: larry chang <aam4w@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]two questions: Raleigh GS mixte and Lambert/Viscount crankset

For the list's consideration...

1. Did Raleigh ever make a Gran Sport in mixte frame, or offer any mixte with 531 tubing? Thanks to Sheldon Brown's Retro Raleigh website I went through virtually every scanned catalog, and never found any such GS option.

2. Who made Lambert/Viscount's clone of the TA cyclotouriste? Did TA make this originally for Lambert? In particular, I recently obtained the Viscount crankset with the 6 circular cutouts in the outer chainring. The arms themselves are virtually identical to TA's with some exceptions, most noticeably, the arms can be pulled off with a regular 22 mm tool--now that in my book is a bonus! Is it possible that Sugino made this since Viscount was owned by Yamaha, thus leading to the Sugino PX?

Ok, that's more than two.

Thanks! Larry Chang Oakland, CA USA

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