Today we’ve expanded the South American representation of OTSmanship. Ricardo in Santiago, Chile sent in his Canadian born Raleigh Grand Prix. He also included some shots of his riding buddy and his 40 year old Frejus. The Grand Prix looks to be a late 70’s, and the Frejus, I had never heard of until now. Some info on Frejus: Sheldon and Classic Lightweights UK.
I found this Raleigh in Valparaíso, Chile, and bought for about US$150.
It is a 60 cm frame numbered RP739046 fabricated in Canada. As original paint and decals are too damaged and original spares difficult to obtain here, it will remain as is for a while and will focus only on mechanics.
Apparently crank and Shimano rear derailleur are not original. Also doubts about seat. Can somebody confirm?
Front derailleur is the original Suntour.
PD Attached also a picture of 80 plus years old hero with his Frejus on top of San Cristobal hill in Santiago.
Original painting, original owner, All Campagnolo + Mavic wheels. By the time he bout it only 4 units arrived to Chile, each costing 120 pesos when the normal worker salary was 20 pesos /month.