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 Post subject: Raleigh M-Trax 8000-RL
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:56 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 9888
Location: Scotland
Just picked this up, I'm more of a mountain bike than a roadie but was lured in by the M-Trax name.

Reynolds Optima steel tubing, Shimano RSX group set, Mavic Open 20 rims, and in remarkably good condition for what I believe is a 1996 or 1997 bike, the seller said it had been his bike at Uni and hadn't been used for the last 17 years or so.

Google has not thrown up much in the way of information on this Bike, so if the collective Retrobike brain has anything useful I'd love to hear it.

Setial number is G17158

I think all it needs is a clean and the saddle and bars adjusting to suit me.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:28 am 
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Location: Bristol
I'd say you were about right on the date, maybe a year either way. Just needs a clean and a tidy up and it'll be ready to go miles


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:45 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 9888
Location: Scotland
Spent a few hours today tidying the bike up. Replaced the bar tape and gave it a general clean and polish. Tyre sidewalls came up remarkably well!
It seems to be all original and in great condition for it's age.
Hope to get out on it for a ride tomorrow so will post some pics up then...



Frame: Raleigh M-Trax 8000-RL, Reynolds Optima custom butted Chrome-Moly

Fork: Chromed Steel, straight legs.

Headset: unknown
Stem: Raleigh.
Handlebar: Raleigh Alloy
Grips: FW Evans white cork tape.

Brakes: Shimano RSX BR-A410
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano RSX

Shifters: Shimano RSX downtube shifters, 7-speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano RSX A410
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RSX RD-A410
Derailleur Cables: Shimano SIS
Cassette: Shimano 7-Speed 11-24
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: Shimano RSX FC-A410
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano Hyperdrive 46/36
Chainring bolts: Steel
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Shimano PD-A550 with toeclips

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Mavic Open 20, 32 spoke.
Hubs: Shimano RSX A410
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: stainless
Tyres: Michelin Sport Select 700x23c
Tubes: Michelin

Saddle: Selle San Marco C Slim Line
Seatpost: Kalloy
Seatpost Binder: Raleigh bolt.

Weight: 22.2lbs (without pedals)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:05 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 9888
Location: Scotland
Took this out for a quick ride yesterday. Lovely. Really flies along, gear changes were mixed and crisp once I'd readjusted my brain to use the downtube shifters instead of trying to push the brake levers inwards :lol:

Nothing more to do with this bike, so I've advertised it for sale as I've other projects needing the space in the man-cave, although tbh I won't mind if this stays around for a while as I think I'll be getting out for a ride on it again soon!

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