Tuesday, February 13, 2018

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - I Love stuff like this!

This is a 1960's Raleigh Gran Sport.  I haven't tracked down the exact data other then the decade.  I love stuff like this Gran Sport.  I love the Patina, I love the era, I love the bike.  The Gran Sport is in for a restoration.  Its not going to be a perfect new restoration, a lot of the patina will stay which I love even more.  The Gran Sport has Campagnolo derailleurs and shift levers, however one of the shift levers was snapped right off.  The Saddle is amazing in it own right.
The Gran Sport will receive a restoration along with new shift levers, new tires and tubes, new cables and housings and new brake elver hoods and handlebar tape.  I can't wait to see the frame cleaned and polished, it should have all its history and look just a little better!
   
1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Handlebars

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Stem

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Head Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Wheel Hub

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Wheel Rim

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Stem

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Fork Crown & Decal

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Wheel Hub

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Top Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Down Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Saddle

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Seat Lug Area

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Seat Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Bottom Bracket

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Crank

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Derailleur

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Brake Caliper

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Derailleur

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Wheel Hub

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Chain Stays

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Wheel Rim
1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Top Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Down Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Down Tube
1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Lug

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Lug

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Stays

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Before
Drop Outs
1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Head Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Head Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Top Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Head Tube Lug

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Down Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Seat Lug

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Seat Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Bottom Bracket

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Bottom Bracket

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Bottom Bracket

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Seat Lug

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Seat Stays

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Chain Stays

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Drop Outs

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork Crown

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork Crown

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork Blade

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork Blade

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork Blades

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Headset & Bottom Bracket
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bottom Bracket & Headset
Polsihed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Headset Cups
Pressing

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Headset Cups
Pressed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Headset Bearings
Packed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Headset Bearings
Packed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bottom Bracket
Bearings Packed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Headset
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Headset
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bottom Bracket
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bottom Bracket
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Headset & Bottom Bracket
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Cable Hanger
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Seat Post Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Seat Post Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Seat Post & Hanger
Polsihed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Seat Post
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Seat Post
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Handlebars
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Handlebar Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem
Exploded

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Handlebars
Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Handlebars Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Handlebars
& Stem Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem
& Handlebars Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Wheel
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub - Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Old Grease

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Wheel Bearings
Packed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Axles Ready

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Wheel Rim
Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration
New Panracers
1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration
Front Wheel Before



1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Wheel Rim
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Old Grease

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Bearings Packed
1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration
Front Wheel Complete



1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Wheel
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Wheel
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Wheel
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Wheels Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Crank Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Crank Rivets

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Crank Rivets

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Crank Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Crank
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Crank Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Head Lamp Hanger Bolt

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration
Head Lamp Hanger Bolt Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Derailleur Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Derailleur Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Derailleur Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Derailleur Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Derailleur Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Derailleur Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Derailleur Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Derailleur Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Derailleur Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Derailleur
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Derailleur Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Brake Levers Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Brake Levers Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Brake Levers Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Brake Levers Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Brake Calipers Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Brake Levers
Exploded

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Brake Levers
Polished

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Front Brake Caliper
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Rear Brake Caliper
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Brake Calipers
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Old Shift Levers

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Replacement Shift Levers

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Shift Levers Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Saddle Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Saddle Before

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Saddle Treated

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Saddle Installed

Now time for the finishing.  First was new brake elver hoods.  Just Crane Creek but they will do fine.

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - New Brake Lever Hoods

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - New Brake Lever Hoods
Installed
 I chose light silver for the cable housings, it seems to me to be the best color with the patina red and the other choices.  I like the light silver on the Gran Sport a lot!

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - New Cables & Housings

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Cables & Housings
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Cables & Housings
Installed

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Original
Flexible Steel Housing

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Original
Steel Flexible Housing
 Black cloth handlebar tape is the choice for the Gran Sport.  How could it be anything else?  I love this stuff!

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration
New Cloth Handlebar Tape

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Handlebar Tape Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Handlebar Tape
Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Handlebar Tape Complete
 Next I gave the freewheel a good cleaning, flushing and lubricating.  The freewheel spins great now!  I also gave the pie plate a run over the polishing wheels, its brand new now!

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Freewheel & Guard
Ready
 That complete the Gran Sport.

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Our winter weather has been so crappy lately I have not gotten a chance to ride the Gran Sport but it is a sure smooth on the stand.  The final photos are also indoors because of the weather.  I love this Raleigh Gran Sport!  I love the classic looks! I love that it is not perfect!  I love the patina!  This is whats cool to me! 
1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Handlebars

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Stem & Handebars

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Head Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Front Brake Caliper - My Favorite Photo

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Front Wheel Hub

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Front Wheel Rim

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Stem

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Head Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Fork

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Awesome Gran Sport Decal

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Front Wheel Hub

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Top Tube

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Shift Levers

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Saddle

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Seat Lugs

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Bottom Bracket

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Drive Train

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Crank

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Front Drailleur

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Rear Brake Caliper

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Rear Wheel Hub

1960's Raleigh Gran Sport Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Rear Wheel RIm
Thank you for the interest!
John Z.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!!....Do you have a blog page of cleaning and restoration tips? Thanks! Greg

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