Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:21 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 75 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 8  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:26 pm 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:34 pm
Posts: 12314
Location: Branston, Lincoln
Personally, I wouldnt even replace the decals. Its history, so leave alone! :lol:

Yea, try and get the spec back to the original, but if its a rider not a tart machine, whats the point in getting it looking new again?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:36 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:31 pm
Posts: 2484
Location: ManchestOr
Pickle wrote:
Personally, I wouldnt even replace the decals. Its history, so leave alone! :lol:

Yea, try and get the spec back to the original, but if its a rider not a tart machine, whats the point in getting it looking new again?


I agree TBH,

but Mark you are custodian now so its up to you and only you, just our opinions like.

Way I see it this bike is special for two reasons:
1. Its an ex racer, star bike, its seen things experienced things, and is proud to display its wounds and stories.

You can add your adventures to its CV.

2. Its titanium OMG! and a great British bike (i think thats the case anyway), and hosts equally trick kit.

With some servicing and a few useful and originalish parts what an awesome bike to get darting the XC again in retro fashion. 8)

:)


Last edited by reanimation on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:36 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
MikeD wrote:
Fork: Raleigh Dyna-Tech Titanium Rigid, 1 1/8” x 6” Steerer.

I don't think that's a titanium fork. [/i]

They're X-Lite ones.

You may well be right about the forks, i'm certain they ain't steel as there is no corrosion on the scar's. Where they are back to bare metal it looks too dull to be alloy though. I'm sure it'll all come out in the wash, not many things escape the eagle eyes on this site. Thanks for identifing the bar ends also.

I think Pickle and company are right, the frame should stay as is. It will be a rider brought out for special occasions I think and this one is definitely a keeper.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:41 pm 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:34 pm
Posts: 12314
Location: Branston, Lincoln
I used to hero worship David Baker BITD, he was god as far as I was concerned :lol:

My god, my blood pressure when he rode the Grundig in Plymouth and won! Wow! What a bloke 8)

Sadly, I could never afford a replica to his Dyna Tech, in fact when I started MTBing my first bike was a Team Raleigh replica......18speed jobbie in replica team colours! :lol: I put a Girvin Flexstem on it and rode it with pride in my Team Raleigh top......even got top 3 placings on it! :lol:

If you ever want to sell........ :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:49 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
Pickle wrote:
If you ever want to sell........ :wink:


It's a keeper Pickle, just a shame I had to lose the Rocky Mountain to pay for it, I was looking forward to riding that. Anyway off out for a pose on it this afternoon in my team Raleigh shirt also, might even get dirty.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:54 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16747
Location: Yorkshire, England
I would lower the front mech. as there is only suppose to be a few millimetres between it and the top ring, the cantis not working are probably because (or M900's anyway) tend to be best pinching at close to the end of the brake pad stud, also hence lowering the straddle height.
Or it could just be the Aztec's, get something better.

Also I do not like the 'upgrade Ti bolt' in the chainset, the allen bolt looks much better with the M900 chainset.

Some of the stickers (large orangey triangles) so look like they are dangling off, maybe just change them if you must ;)


That's all I can get from a first look at the pictures.

My friend had a dynatech Ti back in the day.. Very Nice bike, well until the toptube popped out of the headtube lug :S


As for the forks, go find a magnet.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:29 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 4:18 pm
Posts: 2336
Re: ropey brakes - if the back end of this frame is anything like my old MT4, the brake bosses are ludicrously far apart. I always had to run the brake pads sticking out as far as they possibly could to get the angles right, and even then it wasn't much cop. I think I ended up with Maguras with the mounting hardware swapped left to right. Or something.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:19 pm
Posts: 40
Drool. I had an MBUK poster of the team, including that actual bike, on my wall as a kid. I'd say that bike represents the exact time when my schoolboy MTB obsession was at its absolute peak, and I mean it was intense! I could have reeled off its entire original spec list for you as a teenager, but can't help now I'm afraid!

One comment - no wonder the brakes are rubbish, look at the angle the rear cable takes through the noodle around the seat tube! That needs a section of housing or something to sort out the friction. Bet you've thought of that already though.

Stunning bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:27 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:26 pm
Posts: 6191
Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
A few pointers for you:

1) A lot of the Raleigh team bikes of the time used Hope ultralight front hubs so you don't really need to change that.
2) If you want Bonty rims then go to Sjscycles.co.uk, they have blue and red spots in stock.
3) I seem to recall that some of the team used roadie bar tape in place of grips on the bars.
4) Brakes are probably shite because the blocks are glazed or hardened and rims old and worn. But I also remember that Dave Baker used Mafac types at one point
5) The tyres should be Continentals
6) The frame is Metal Matrix rather than Ti, bit like Specialized M2
7) Would have thought that the forks were steel rather than Ali as that's what the Special Products Division at Raleigh specialised in.
8 ) Pedals should be Wellgo if clipless


Other than that its stunning, as everyone has said, don't paint it, it'd be like washing a shirt just because it has Maryln Monroes lipstick on the collar!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:52 pm 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:34 pm
Posts: 12314
Location: Branston, Lincoln
pete_mcc wrote:
don't paint it, it'd be like washing a shirt just because it has Maryln Monroes lipstick on the collar!


Class quote :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 75 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 8  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group