RE: [CR]1962 Raleigh Gran Sport


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Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 16:43:16 -0400
To: "Beyer Jr., Chris (C.C.)" <cbeyer2@volvocars.com>, "'sweedler@mail.plymouth.edu'" <sweedler@mail.plymouth.edu>
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]1962 Raleigh Gran Sport
Cc: "H.M. & S.S. Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, sadiejane9@hotmail.com


Chris Beyer wrote:
>I'll throw my two cents in on this one, too. Frame looks amazingly
>like the '62 Raleigh Blue Streak I once owned which is now in the
>stable of another listmember. Same nifty crankset (49/46), same
>tubing transfer; it had Cyclo derailleurs and GB brakes. I must say
>that the Blue Streak has much zoomier decals!

The Blue Sreak was, I believe, two models down from the Gran Sport. Endrick rims instead of Special Lightweight, GB sidepulls instead of the Centerpulls, White Sprite tires instead of HPRRs, Benelux Mk VII derailers, rocket motif decals.

Steven Sweedler wrote:
>For what its worth I have a very similar Humber Clipper Grand Prix from 1963
>that I got for my birthday. Same color but with a black headtube, same 49-46
>crank, Campy Grand Sport ders, Brooks Swallow saddle, and GB 66 brakes, and GB
>bars and stem. It cost $120. I can remember borrowing my father's whitewall
>cleaner and ruining the decals.

That sounds like the same bike. I believe there was a Rudge badged version too, but I can't recall the name.

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