Re: [CR]So just what year is my Grand Record?

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Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 09:38:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]So just what year is my Grand Record?
To: John <johnh17@sonic.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <588DA8EB-7427-4ED4-B83A-3234909E97A0@sonic.net>


I have the impression that the black and silver ones were more common in the late 70's, while the black/red/gold ones were the predominant color in the early 70's. But I don't have any specific information to back that up. BTW, I did not think that the Grand Record ever came with Campy cranks, although anything is possible with Bike Boom French bikes. At least in the early 70's, the Grand Record had Campy DO's, derailleurs and shifters, but TA cranks, Atom pedals, Normandy hubs and Weinmann brakes. The GR also had the odd distinction of having 531 butted maintubes and 531 forks, meaning only the rear stays were something else. I've always thought it would have made more sense to just go 531 throughout.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

John <johnh17@sonic.net> wrote: Hello,

I just joined the group based on a recommendation from the salesman at Bicycle Outfittersin Los Altos. I was checking out he new bikes but he was more interested in my old one.

I recently pulled the Grand Record out and started riding her again. I bought it in 1980 but it was not new at the time. I rode it off and on and have had it garaged the last 15 years while my kids grew up. It was sweet riding a 100km today and watching all the kids younger than my ride go by.

So the Grand Record is 531 and has the Campi drop outs, crank and shifter. Somewhere. It's paint is silver with black highlights. Is there a marking that I can look at that will identify the year?

Thanks

John Howard
Palo Alto, California