1974 Raleigh Grand Prix

With a great amount of pestering I have convinced my friend to let me update his Raleigh Grand Prix. He picked it up a few years ago from his father who had purchased it new. The serial number dates this bike at 1974 and a label indicates that it was built in Holland. The original components have seen much use. For sentimental reasons each part that is being replaced will be cleaned and kept in case that he would like to make the bike original again.
This bike has so much character. The lugs are shaped to resemble the profile of the Raleigh Heron's head. The seat-stays wrap around at the cluster and there is a slender bridge that runs between them to hold the rear brake cable. These pictures show the bike prior to being updated.