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 Post subject: 1999 Raleigh MaxLite HT3
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:41 am 
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In the beginning of the 90's I really wanted to buy an MTB. I went through all the reviews, shops, magazines etc. It took more then a year to find my top bike. Somehow, I never came to really buying it (just for the record, I set my heart on a Cannondale M800).
In 1999 when I was working and had enough money, I passed a bikeshop and saw this Raleigh in the shop window. Entirely against my character, I just went in and bought it!! I have used it for periods to go to work, to ride local trails, to shop etc, but now it is my standard MTB for the tracks here. I have changed a lot of components over the years, so it is not really time correct, but I really have gotten attached to it! Recently I changed the fork, headset, stem and the handlebar after a crash were I broke the original SR Suntour forks. I think it is finished now. Nothing special, but anyway, here it is.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:08 am 
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Haven't seen it before but the frame looks indestuctable! Looks like it'll last for years.

I think it's an alu frame?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:59 pm 
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Yes, it is aluminium. The tubes are stretched so far to make them eliptical, that the sides are extermely thin. It sounds like foil and I think I can feel it move when I press it!!! But it is pretty stiff.


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 Post subject: hmm
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:01 pm 
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it's odd I'll give u that...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:10 pm 
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Bonkers......strangely cool.....urm.....I like it.....did I just say that! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Never seen one of these before, Looks pretty tricked up 8)

I know the Raleigh Max was Max in the weight department and low end model, Is the MaxLite any lighter in weight or is it sill a lumpy beast.

Does look cool with all the different angles etc 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:43 pm 
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My scale is not really accurate, but with the old fork, headset, stem and handlebar, I measured once 13.6kg (30 pounds). I actually don't think the frame is too bad (weight wise), but I will try to get a more accurate reading in the current state.
But whatever, it won't be light :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:41 pm 
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Definitely a contender for the Ugly BOTM award....! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Hmm liking the clean lines.. but I thought I'd add mine to the list..


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