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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:09 pm 
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lowe1677 wrote:
nice bargain you got there :)


Thanks for the heads up :D
Anyone have any info on these?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:33 pm 
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http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPages/Raleigh.html

Yours is an 88, can't make out which model from the pic


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:39 pm 
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According to Mombat, the first Technium mtb's were from 1988. This was the only year that they had the chainstay u-brake before switching to canti's. I've never owned or ridden one but I do have fond memories of them from BITD and always thought they looked the bollocks!

Copied and pasted from Mombat......

1987

1987 sees the expansion of the Technium process to a couple of new lines of bikes but it doesn't make it to the mountain bikes yet.............


1988

...................On the mountain bike side, they big news is the introduction of the Technium mountain bikes (finally). Mountain bikes also appear first in the catalog. All Technium mountain bikes use a Monostay Wishbone on the rear and chain stay mounted brakes. The Vision uses main tubes constructed form Easton C9 Carbon/Kevlar/Aluminum tubes bonded to Cro-moly lugs. The regular Vision uses the new Suntour XCD parts while the Team version offers the Electronic Browning Transmission. The aluminum Technium line consists of three models: the Peak (Shimano Deore XT, RM20, IRC X-1 tires), Chill (Shimano Deore, RM25) and Instinct (Suntour Alpha 4050). The Edge Mountain Trials bike continues on virtually unchanged from 1987.



1989

The Technium bikes continue on for 1989 but are placed behind the road bikes in the catalog. All mountain bike switch to rear cantilever brakes and straight bladed forks. The Peak (6061 E-9, XT II, thumb shifter) uses a unique anodization process on the main tubes which is very scratch resistant and the graphics are actually part of the anodization. Other models include the Chill (Deore II, thumb shift), Frenzy (Mountain LX), Killer Instinct (Suntour XCD 6000) and Heat (Suntour XCM, thumb shift). All of these models use internal rear brake cable routing and a rear Monostay. The Technium technology is also applied to a lower end line of bikes with a traditional rear end and lower end parts. Models include the Obsession, Flashpoint and Ovation. The Edge Mountain Trials bike still has a small picture in the catalog and is most likely carried over to help move left over inventory. The Vision is listed as being available as a frame only (E-9 aluminum/carbon fiber/Kevlar main tubes)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:41 pm 
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oops, to busy typing to see another reply


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Looks like suntour gubbins. Nice find Mark...good to see some pics. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Collecting tomorrow lunchtime :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Pics up here.... viewtopic.php?f=6&t=264078


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