marc two tone wrote:
I had a mustang way back. All aspects of what it was meant
to be good at were poor, but it all worked and rarely let me down. I got on with no problem and upgraded to 200gs. You see, i were the poor kid, so if any of my mates got hold of 400LX or DX and suchlike, i would gain there cast-offs. Never complained
In short, nowt wrong the mustang and the lizard is virtually the same thing.
Here's my point. The activator was raleighs' way of marketing 'new technology'
to the masses. It was poorly designed and just didn't work like it was meant to do, according to the press. With a few tweaks i would take a lizard or mustang to the yorkshire moors where, a activator? no thanks busta!
You were in a bad, bad place if 200GS was an upgrade for you!
, but, the mileage i did on that 'upgraded' mustang was epic, very little issues. 200GS cantis/levers and the shifters simply fail in the end, all generally bad performers. the rear mech however goes on for what seems like ever. only really out performed by DX and above.
cracks to frame, fork=nil
alloy threads stripped or tapers stretched=nil
nipple pull-through on rims=nil
fiddley little nuts and bolts lost=nil
numb ass on after-market saddle=nilstreet cred=nil
ignore that one
right, i just bet you are all looking for a 'vator II now. rear elastomer can be replaced with sink plug for an extra 2mm travel on the 4mm standard.
Ride yorkshire on an old bike.