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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Here's my first Ti frame... a good ol' Raleigh!

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Seller told me that it was too small (16.25") for the original owner, so had been hanging up in the garage for years. Seems likely, as it is in nice condition - some cable rub, minor scratches only and no chainstay damage. Not 100% sure about the year, but think it may be a '97. Has a thread for a canti guide on the rear wishbone stay.

Looks very like this in the '97 catalogue:-

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Although, in the '97 catalogue the frame seems to be TIMET but this one is IMI. :? Can anybody help with the date please?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:49 pm 
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Have started to build the Raleigh up this week.

Mostly with bits I already have, some modern-ish. Going to give single-speeding a go for the first time - hoping that trying something new will get me out riding more!

Here's a pic:-

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:05 pm 
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That looks fine! reminds me of my gf`s bike-a raleighUSA M800(alu),has the same wisbone stays. Whats the thread above the BB for?

and what is IMI? guess not IsraelMilitaryIndustries :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:07 pm 
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That looks a nice little frame that does....probo as good as a merlin anyway 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:20 pm 
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Nice frame and welds look tidy.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:28 pm 
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Nice frame.

We used both Timet titanium from Birmingham and then worked with IMI at Swansea to develop a tubeset for use specifically for our plasma-arc welding systems, rather than taking stock 3al 2.5v off the shelf.

The small threaded insert above the bb is for a bb mounted front mech.

I hope you enjoy your frame.

Best regards


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:38 pm 
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Thanks for the comments.

Got it finished off and have been out on a couple of evening rides this week. Frame rides nice and gearing is fine to start with at 36:18.

Will post some pics at weekend. :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:52 am 
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H reg means it's a 1998 model.
Although it's a 97 if any mods are about!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Rampage wrote:
H reg means it's a 1998 model.
Although it's a 97 if any mods are about!



I had the same date letter on mine.I took it as-
1990-A
1991-B
1992-C
1993-D
1994-E
1995-F
1996-G
1997-H
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Listen to bikemeister2000,he worked for them and is a font of knowledge on the subject 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Finished photos:-

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Spec:-

Frame: Raleigh Special Products Titanium 1997
Fork: Rock Shox Judy XC

Headset: Element Technic Mercury
Stem: Ritchey Pro (Ti bolts)
Stem Spacers: BBB Ultra Space Carbon
Top Cap: Ritchey (Ti bolt)
Bar: ApachePro Carbon 25.4mm
Grips: Ritchey WCS

Brakes: Avid Single Digit 7 (Ti pivot, cable and pad mount bolts)
Brake Pads: Avid Rim Wrangler
Brake Cables: Shimano SLR
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7 (Ti clamp bolts)

Cranks: Specialized S-Works
Chainring: Surly Stainless Steel 36t
Chainring Bolts: Narrow Alloy
Rear Cog: Gusset 18t
Chain: KMC
Pedals: Shimano SPD M540

Hubs: Front Shimano Deore XT M753 / Rear Shimano Deore XT M752
Rims: Sun CR18
Spokes: Stainless
Hub Skewers: One23 Carbon / Titanium
Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO 2.1
Tubes: Maxxis Ultralight

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite SLC Kit Carbonio
Seatpost: Devanti Carbon 27.2mm / USE Thermoplastic Shim
Seatpost Clamp: RSP 34.9mm

Bottle Cage: Topeak SL
Bottle Cage Bolts: Black Alu

Weight: 20.9 lbs.


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