Lovin' what you have done. BTW the Gold BS6102 sticker on the down tube shows that it left Raleigh Special Products a a "Raleigh Freeride" model in either 1997 or 98. The forks as fitted were Rockshox triple clamps 100mm travel and the "Tango tuned" sticker refers to a process where we sent a frame to Rockshox in San Jose and they tweaked both the shock and the forks to work together. All shocks and forks were then sent to us with the same spec.
Hi, thanks for the excellent history - great to know what it all means; I thought it looked rather 'freeride'
when I tried the stem, bar and saddle in the pic above. If I still had the Judy triple-clamps I had on my Saracen DH bike I'd have been tempted to fit them. As it is I prefer the XC look and perhaps the Judy XC will be ok in this guise at 80mm?
Also, do you remember what chainset it would have left the factory with?
I'd ideally like to fit something with alloy cranks and black chainrings?
Decided to go with M757 mech's cos they're black & alloy - chainset I'll await recommendations but I'm leaning towards Raceface at present?