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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:42 pm 
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I'd be happy with that for eighty notes... 8)

I'd swap the bar for a straight one one though (and a higher stem if that'd be too low for you)... :wink:

As for parts, if it ain't broke don't fix it - or if you're serious about originality look at a catalogue scan and get your credit card out... :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:50 pm 
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hi and thanks I was thinking about a new bar as this one is kinda short too. also any ideas on some quick change gear levers instead of the thumb twist ones ??. or if someone else is selling them on here ?? or for that matter is any one selling a straight bar ??

I'm not to bothered about the parts being original aslong as they work and work well. i will be using this one as mainly a road bike.
thanks again


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:52 pm 
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oh and i need to replace the fixing stud for the seat pole as the allan key hole has been rounded so i cant remove it. any ideas

here are more photos of the bike
http://www.flickr.com/photos/max3ddotorg/sets/72157627431308226/


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:38 pm 
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That's nice bike you've got yourself, I really like it!

I've got an M-TRAX 2000L which I've had from new. It's a hand made frame using the (Renolds) Optima tubing and it's a really bloody stiff.

I put some Manitou Spider R's on more than ten years ago now which I bought from a mate for £25. They're OK but well past their best and could do with changing for something more, dare I say it....modern.

Any ideas on something appropriate anyone?

As for your seized and rounded seat post pinch bolt; take it to your local bike shop and ask them to drill it out for you, or have a go yourself?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:25 pm 
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max3d wrote:
just bought this one for £80 mt-trax 1000l did i do good? also does anyone know where i can find parts etc for it and also how i can find out which parts are original??


Looks in great condition. The bars were straight and the saddle has been replaced. Other than that, everything else looks original. Nice find.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Dyna Tech Torus FS, racing at MOD champs May this year. First raced it at X-Lite Matchams challenge 1996 (after discovering a crack in a weld on my '95 frame!)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:33 pm 
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Hi - occasional lurker but now in need of a bit of advice.
I've been a fan of Raleigh Ti frames for ages, and now on my second road ride (unpolished ti frame - 27mm seatpin - 1" steerer tube with ovalised downtube...brought NOS out of Cycling Weekly about 6 years, for £150). I've now decided to get back into mountain biking and picked what I think is the Torus, with the rear canti hanger...with the unpolished finish. The only trouble is, I'm struggling to work out what seatpin it should take. It does have a plastic shim fitted, which seems to take a 27.2 fine, but when tightened, it is still slipping - I am guessing the shim has perished over time. If anyone knows the correct tube diameter so I can get a replacement, I would be very grateful.[/img]


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:34 pm 
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HavelockEllis wrote:
Hi - occasional lurker but now in need of a bit of advice.
I've been a fan of Raleigh Ti frames for ages, and now on my second road ride (unpolished ti frame - 27mm seatpin - 1" steerer tube with ovalised downtube...brought NOS out of Cycling Weekly about 6 years, for £150). I've now decided to get back into mountain biking and picked what I think is the Torus, with the rear canti hanger...with the unpolished finish. The only trouble is, I'm struggling to work out what seatpin it should take. It does have a plastic shim fitted, which seems to take a 27.2 fine, but when tightened, it is still slipping - I am guessing the shim has perished over time. If anyone knows the correct tube diameter so I can get a replacement, I would be very grateful.[/img]


Clean forgot - link to frame; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190586236895? ... 500wt_1202


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:21 pm 
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I think its 30.0mm


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:49 pm 
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yup that would be a torus by the look of it, my torus has a 30.0 seat post dia.


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