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 Post subject: M-Trax Road History?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:59 am 
Onnnne Huuuunnnndrreeed and Eigggghhhhty

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Hello
I've had a look around and, while there's a bit of info on M-Trax MTBs, I'm struggling to find the equivalent for the road bikes. I'm building up an M-Trax 200R at the moment and am interested to learn more-it's welded 4130 CrMo, so I assume it's nothing too flash, but it seems a nice frame and it's made in England (Nottingham I assume?), so I don't think it's rubbish either.
Can anyone give me any pointers please?
Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: M-Trax Road History?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Bump! Got myself an Mtrax7000r and have had similar trouble sourcing info.


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 Post subject: Re: M-Trax Road History?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:36 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Matisse wrote:
Bump! Got myself an Mtrax7000r and have had similar trouble sourcing info.


Based purely from memory, Raleigh's branding for quality lightweights (road and MTB) between the early and mid 90s. Late 80s/very early 90s catalogues simply featured the "Lightweight" branding, whilst mid/late 90s used the RSP/Raleigh Special Products ID. Pretty sure that M-Trax also denoted machines built using TIG-welded or brazed methods (Raleigh worked with Reynolds to bring in the TIG-compatible Optima steel tubeset during this time) instead of Dyna-Tech bonding.

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 Post subject: Re: M-Trax Road History?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:48 pm 
Retro Guru

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This one?

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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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No, it's the 7000r from 531 tubing, can't seem to find anything anywhere about it!


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:58 pm 
Retro Guru

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That was meant for the OP!

What year is the 7000R?


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Right you are Mr W, my bad!

Unsure on the year for the 7000r, came equipped with shimano 300ex as standard so early to mid 90s I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: M-Trax Road History?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:58 pm 
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No problem!

Trouble is that M-Trax brochures are rarer than hens teeth, so I guess you are now relying on someone on here owning a 7000, and being able to 'fill the gaps'


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