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 Post subject: Raleigh Summit
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:01 pm 
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A quick wash tomorow and we will see what needs doing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:01 pm 
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One thing to look out for is that weld is still strong at the junction of the seat stays and the top tube/seat tube.

I am a big fan of the K2 series, great geometry for the day!

Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Love the color. Looking forward to the "after" pics!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Nice, I had one of those brand new.... which I then crashed into a tree and bent the frame and forks :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:17 pm 
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whyterider wrote:
One thing to look out for is that weld is still strong at the junction of the seat stays and the top tube/seat tube.


Indeed, the 1992 frames had a bit of a reputation for failing there.
1993 saw a redesign solve the weakness.

I also have a soft spot for those old K2 bikes though.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:11 am 
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My first one snapped at the seatpost bottom bracket joint, Raleigh replaced it with like for like but un badged one :x :x


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:21 am 
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It also looks to be a newer model as the rock shox are different to the first Summit I had , the crown was 4 bolt brace this has 2 each side. They will be getting a good going over repaint and service if I can find a pump :) .


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:13 pm 
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put some air in the forks last night and had a quick ride , felt strange with the DX push push STI levers ... but it rode well still got original tyres everything is working apart from my left foot hitting the crank 170mm :lol:


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I remember these well from BITD. 8)


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 Post subject: I've still got mine...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:22 am 
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I stumbled across this website yesterday - slightly weird to know that my bike (which I've owned from new) is now considered retro! I've pedalled literally thousands of miles on my Summit over the years, but I now need a fork seal repair kit - particularly the seals in the very top where you insert the pump to put the air in, this is a bit like a hypodermic needle affair and over time the seals have been 'injected' so many times they no longer hold the air - does anyone know if these seals are obtainable and where I might get some? If not, is there another pair of forks which are an easy swap? I need to get back out there... cheers. :D


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