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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:42 pm 
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The first method definately works on Torus's. I'm pretty sure bikemeister2000 confirmed it (he used to work at Raleigh SPD).
What's yours?


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ishaw wrote:
Ok, trawled through the entire thread and found the following on serials:

A: 1991
B: 1992
C:1993

And so on

Though I saw another post that had a T serial that was 1997/8

Anyone know definitively how these serials work?


The first for Torus's at least.
I'm pretty sure bikemeister2000 confirmed it (he used to work at Raleigh SPD).
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Setting myself up for some abuse here but anyone fitted a disc mount to one of the old Dynatech bonded frames ?
I have 92 Diablo which has a very skinny tubed rear end so am I risking putting too much through it with either a clamp on mount or even getting some tabs welded on. The seatstays look to be held on with a small bolt and I know the chainstays are bonded using 20 year old glue so will it just fold up with the first pull on the rear caliper ?! :shock:


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Here comes the abuse, why?

If you can't put up with cantilevers go for V's, I use some late XT V's on my Diablo and they are stunning. Don't look too out of place, and won't trash your frame. Use a booster to reduce the flex, made a massive difference to my bike.


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Some better Photographs.

My Dynatech MT4
and RSP 250

I'll be replacing the Pace RC35 MXCD with some rigid RC30 forks - once someone sells me one, or I can source one.

Replacing the Smoke and dart with some lightweight Michelin Mountain Dry 2

(will save a couple of lbs or more in weight with these changes)

And the Black Mavic 316 is going to be replaced with a NOS silver polished Mavic 316 I've just bought. As I scratched the Black one up (the surface only) :(



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:36 am 
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Clifford wrote:
Here comes the abuse, why?

If you can't put up with cantilevers go for V's, I use some late XT V's on my Diablo and they are stunning. Don't look too out of place, and won't trash your frame. Use a booster to reduce the flex, made a massive difference to my bike.


I think thats the sensible and safe option tbh just I have a nice pair of disc only wheels and some spare brakes available so that was guiding my thinking. A BB7 on the front will be good enough paired up with a V on the back just got so used to discs that that awful noise of grit wearing away a rim wall will take some getting used to again.

OK so next question - can I fit some 420mm RC31's to it or is that going to cock up the front end too much ?


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[quote="ibbz"]Some better Photographs.

My Dynatech MT4
and RSP 250

I'll be replacing the Pace RC35 MXCD with some rigid RC30 forks - once someone sells me one, or I can source one.

Replacing the Smoke and dart with some lightweight Michelin Mountain Dry 2

(will save a couple of lbs or more in weight with these changes)

And the Black Mavic 316 is going to be replaced with a NOS silver polished Mavic 316 I've just bought. As I scratched the Black one up (the surface only) :(


Some great pics. Great bikes 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:21 am 
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Rampage wrote:
The first method definately works on Torus's. I'm pretty sure bikemeister2000 confirmed it (he used to work at Raleigh SPD).
What's yours?

Serial is E24567 so I assume this means its a 1994 or 1995?


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ishaw wrote:
Serial is E24567 so I assume this means its a 1994 or 1995?


Made in 1994 so either mid/late 1994 or early 1995 model year.
Unfortunately retrobike archive is missing 1994 & 1995 catalogues but hoping to rectify this when I start searching the Raleigh archives held by Nottingham City Council.


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