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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:39 pm 
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bikemeister2000 wrote:
Your MT4 looks as sweet as.
What's the build for the Optima ?

Keep up the good work.


STEVE!!
You've been missed!

The Optima, I bought it from Ireland, had to leave the forks, kit and wheels to save on Postage - 16" frame, stem and bars only.
I've only started gathering parts.
So far the Mavic X517 SUP with XT hubs, Specialites TA with Raceface Turbine LP Cranks.
Will post pics.
I had been looking for this bike for years, I am so happy I have it now! My favourite frame by far - love it, it's light, gorgeous colour and brilliant! can you tell us more about this frame and how you chose the design?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:57 pm 
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Well, finished the RSP Ti (RSP 550) (almost - bar Tyres), with some help from Retrobike and here she is;

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LATEST incarnation;

(added Phil Wood 'mudguards', Michelin Wildgripper Sprint S tyres, Chris King Griplock)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:57 pm 
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Well, finished the M-Trax 350 Elite.

Changed BB to XTR UN90
Stem to Controltech USA
Fork to Magura Rond Quake Air

Weight 24.3 lb

Lovely bike - shame about the decals.
I'd have preferred if the Magura's were polished silver like the Marzocchis - but these are so much lighter and better suited to the frame.

Full spec;

Frame - Raleigh Special Products M-Trax 350 Elite, Reynolds Optima butted tubing in Copper Chromica
Headset - Diacompe Diatech threadless
Fork - Magura Rond Quake Air
Stem - Controltech USA
Bars - RSP Ti flat
Grips - WTB dual compound
Seatpost - USE Titanium
Saddle - Flite Ti Gel
Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT M739
Brake Levers - Shimano XT M739S
Shifters - Shimano XT M740
Brakes - Shimano XT M750 V Brakes
Front Derailleur - Shimano XT M739
Hubs - Shimano XT M737 Parallax
Skewers - Shimano XT
Bottom Bracket - Shimano UN90
Rims - Mavic X517 SUP
Tyres - Michelin Wild Race'R Advanced 2.0
Tubes - Continental with Dunlop Valve
Chainset - Specialites TA Compact
Granny Ring - Action Tec Ti
Bolts - Blackspire
Cranks - Raceface Turbine LP
Pedals - Wellgo CNC M142 Flat
Cables - Shimano XTR/SLR


Here are some pics;

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:18 pm 
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My Dynatech build continues to evolve...

Royce Ti BB and Crank Bolts
Cook Bros E Cranks
Specialites TA Zephyr Chain Rings
Suntour XC pro hubs on 231 CD


fitted...



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Oooooh that MT4 is sweet,I really miss my old Torus....


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:56 am 
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Spotted this in the Hope factory

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:54 pm 
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Spotted this in the Hope factory

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Stunning Dynatech - probably the lovliest example i've seen yet!

I wonder what the history behind this bike is? the spec? and the rider?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:11 am 
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Well its got Patrick Adams on the top tube, so i doubt its ever been ridden!

(He's one of the big MTB race organisers, currently does mountain mayhem i think)


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Hi guys, I've finished my Torus mechanically, (for the moment) but I'd like to restore the decals to the top and down tubes.

There seem to be a few variations out there, some frames badged as 'Torus', some as Dynatech and some as Raleigh.

I'm not a purist so I just want to 'kind of' match the existing decals on head tube and seat stays.
RH seat stay:
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LH seat stay:
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Forks:
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I'd be grateful if anyone who has decals on their top and down tube could post a pic so I can try and decide what I want and give an image to Gil that he can copy for me.

Thanks for the assistance.
Matt


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