Re: [CR] Raleigh Comp GS acquired!

(Example: Production Builders:Tonard)

Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 07:25:09 -0800
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: damien roohr <droohr@comcast.net>, Mark Fulton <markfulton5@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <BDD90429-4423-4C2A-AD76-D5E1F8C1D662@mac.com>
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Raleigh Comp GS acquired!


If it were me, I'd replace the SunTour shifters, but leave the Campy NR rear derailleur. Most of the Campy GS grouppo was quite good, and some like the FD and 5-arm cranks, were essentially the same as NR, only not as highly finished. But the Nuovo Gran Sport RD was the weak link. Besides the cosmetic issue of the huge exposed hex head pivot bolts, it had a cheap stamped steel jockey cage like Valentino, not a proper forged one like NR. These cheap stamped cages significantly degraded the shifting of many lower priced RD's, Campy, Simplex and others, on which they appeared.

Since my only Competition is a Jubilee-equipped Mk II, I haven't had to face the original vs functional dilemma, but I've long thought that if I did acquire an all-original Competition GS, I'd probably replace the RD with Nuovo Record, as a previous owner of the one in question did.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA


--- On Mon, 12/14/09, Mark Fulton wrote:


> From: Mark Fulton <markfulton5@mac.com>

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR] Raleigh Comp GS acquired!

\r?\n> To: "damien roohr" <droohr@comcast.net>

\r?\n> Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

\r?\n> Date: Monday, December 14, 2009, 6:44 PM

\r?\n> Hey Damien,

\r?\n>

\r?\n> I agree with Jim. Just clean it up with a mild detergent

\r?\n> and when it's dry, apply some liquid wax it to keep it from

\r?\n> rusting any further, replace tires, the bar tape, brake

\r?\n> cables, housings and hoods, lube it and go ride. Okay, I'd

\r?\n> replace the SunTour shifters too. And guess what? I have a

\r?\n> nice Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur that I got a

\r?\n> couple of years ago from Mike Frayse. The project I had in

\r?\n> mind never developed, so I'll be happy to sell it to you. I

\r?\n> don't remember what I paid for it and I don't have any idea

\r?\n> what it's worth. If you can come up with a fair price (maybe

\r?\n> with a little help form our friends) I'll send it off to

\r?\n> you.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Mark

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Mark Fulton

\r?\n> Redwood City

\r?\n> California

\r?\n> USA

\r?\n>

\r?\n> PS: I wouldn't worry about the mismatched Weinmann

\r?\n> calipers. When I bought my 1950 Dutch-made Locomotief Tour

\r?\n> de France in 1960 it had a Type 500 in the front and a Type

\r?\n> 930 in the back. Still does. Still stops and looks great.