Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (with a couple Schwinn Pictures thrown in)

Another nice evening, this time riding a 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix. This is a sportier bike than the Schwinn 3-speeds I have been riding most of this summer. It's a different feel.

I would not call it "better", though people who enjoy road bikes probably would enjoy it more. It's just "different". Each has its own feel on the road, and I like all of them for what they are.

It's a classy looking bike, though not as "retro" looking as the older Schwinns of the 1940s.


Here's an over-the-bars shot from the 1941 Schwinn New World from last night.

Here's a little wider shot over the New World bars. It's definitely more a 'utility' bike than the Grand Prix.

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