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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:56 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZcoll ... eamQQhtZ-1


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:10 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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5lbs 60z - not light then!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Looks optimisticly described as titanium and metal matrix. But the frame
as shown has the larger lugs of earlier Dynatech bonded frames, and
looks more like a Mission frame to me (black tubes, silver lugs) and
made of steel.

Hope whoever is bidding at nearly a hundred quid has confirmed the
frame is as described, a Mission frame in that condition is worth no
where near a hundred quid.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:28 pm 
Mr Darcy
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I thought this was an early one, as I had a friend with one. Knew it wasn't light, but was pretty sure the main tubes were ti?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:38 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Found this on another site :arrow:

Image

ahem :? :arrow:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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retrobikeguy wrote:
Found this on another site :arrow:

ahem :? :arrow:



Is that the same frame with stickers intact? Looks like a 1990 model
Dynatech with 'RALEIGH' on the down tube - 1991 models had
'DYNA-TECH' stickers there. My 'Encounter' has similar stickering.

2070 is steel tubing, essentially Reynolds 653. My 'Encounter' is
lowly 2060 tubing (Reynolds 531). The high-end stuff was 2080 or
2090 tubes (ultra rare I suspect and not sure there were any
'consumer' models).


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:43 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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This frame is off a US site which may explain the decals being in a different place but I am pretty sure they were the same colour & spec over here as they were over there.

I,m convinced the frame ont bay is exactly the same as the one above making it not titanium as listed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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retrobikeguy wrote:
This frame is off a US site which may explain the decals being in a different place but I am pretty sure they were the same colour & spec over here as they were over there.


That's probably a UK frame - if it were US it'd be 'RALEIGH USA'. The
other decals look identical to my 1990 Encounter - the pink/yellow on the
seat tube. It's certainly what appears to be a UK 1990 Dynatech Mission.

retrobikeguy wrote:
I,m convinced the frame ont bay is exactly the same as the one above making it not titanium as listed.


I think we are of the same opinion! Not ti, not metal matrix.

A nice frame though. But £97 (at time or writing) is a lot of money
for a steel Dyna Tech frame only.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:08 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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It is a mission, steel frame. I thought the only bike with those lugs and metal matrix was the hens teeth team only frame


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:04 am 
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pete_mcc wrote:
It is a mission, steel frame. I thought the only bike with those lugs and metal matrix was the hens teeth team only frame


That's my understanding too. :P

I don't understand eBay sellers describing frames being made from
exotic materials - without checking using a magnet first! Nothing wrong
with a steel frame, of course 8)


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