So....a few years back I got given this frame - a Raleigh M-Trax 1500 from around 1994/1995, because the previous owner couldn't get the knackered bottom bracket out. It's nowt particularly special (Reynolds k2 cro-mo frame) but it was free so I took it on, managed to remove the BB and built it up using the groupset off my old '93 Marin Bear Valley (which died from a damaged frame!) and got it on the road for a year or so. I painted it really badly too - nice hand-painted hammerite
Fast forward to this year and I completed the London to Southend bikeride on it after a few years of it being stored in the shed - everthing seemed to work as it should. However I ended up buying another bike soon after - which is now my commuter - so this frame is once again redundant.
Itching to do some sort of rebuild I thought I'd attack the frame and build it up into a clean & simple bike using all the bits out of my expanding bits box......with a white/black theme. I've just got the frame back from the powdercoaters and I'm now starting to build it up.....pics to follow
Here's the frame, freshly removed of components and awaiting the powdercoaters.....