Today is another entry from a regular contributor. This is Scott V’s 1962 Raleigh Lenton Gran Prix. Complete with rod-actuated front derailer, and that classic Raleigh/English fork setup with built-in headlight mount. Great looking paint for 50 years of use; it just shows what a proper storage environment can do for a bike.
It is an 8 speed, but this is a 1962 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, Reg Harris model that my dad bought new. It has been kept indoors all its’ life. 33” standover. 531 steel frame, Raleigh “Heron” design steel cranks (made by Williams), High Flange hubs, laced 32/40 front and back, Cyclo 4 speed rear cluster, Cyclo Benelux derailleurs (front derailleur rod-operated) Dunlop special lightweight racing rims, and, Titan adjustable steel stem and bars. All original except for seat, tires & tubes. Features Raleigh alloy kickstand, fork mounted headlight bracket, plastic fenders (the rear fender is cracked). Fresh tires & tubes, kept in ready to ride condition. Too bad is is too tall for “vertically challenged” me.