• older1

    Pretty slick, Beau!

    Much too lightweight, though: when funds become available, I’d like to see two big vintage chrome headlights and fat whitewall tires to complete the theme!

    • Beau

      I have toyed with the idea of adding a fun headlight on it. Still deciding…

  • http://doohickie.blogspot.com Doohickie

    If you are in the U.S. I don’t think that could be a 1984 Grand Sport. First of all, Raleigh livery in the U.S. was all block caps. Secondly, there was no Grand Sport in 1985 nor in 1983, so it’s probably safe to say it didn’t exist in between either.

    If you’re in Canada or the UK, though, you can ignore all that… carry on.

    • Beau

      Hmm. Well if anyone can help me date the bike, that would be the bee’s knees.

  • Balázs Srancsik

    I have exactly the same bicycle. This is a Japanese model which is also stated on the frame, Araya wheels also from Japan, steering too. I did a search on the internet, it is probable, that the serial number is from Centurion bicycle maker (Japan based), the second digit in the serial number is the production year, for example 4 stands for 1984. Please see: http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-209355.html

  • Mark Allington

    It’s not an 83 Gran Sport, the Gran Sport had no clearance for mudguards, had a sloping crown and shot in rear stays. Colour was a caramel and it was one below the Team Replica and made of 531C tubing, it came equipped with Campagnolo Gran Sport groupset.

  • Danny

    Looks like the one in this ’81 catalog.