My young neighbor and fellow bike builder Nick refurbished this Grand Champion 3-speed which he got in a trade for labor.
Mothers chrome polish job, new tires (included in the trade) and an oil top-up for the hub, which is stamped with the year of manufacture, 1961.
Beautiful brass Knight-In-Armor head-badge, flat rubber pad pedals, steel cotter key cranks, original seat and inflation pump, nice side-pull brakes, fashionable black rubber Oury grips. It’s a frequent rider for Nick.
Couldn’t find much about the Grand Champion brand on the Web, only two fleeting references, one suggesting it was made by Raleigh. Quite a beauty and still 100% functional and fun. Brown is the patriotic new color for lawns in California.
Link to Sheldon Brown page on the excellence of English 3-speeds
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