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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:08 pm 
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Just a few pics of my Raleigh Special products 853 full sus prototype. It was first to become the "Freeride", then developed into a range of full sus bikes including the DHO.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:23 pm 
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That is wonderful, how much travel does it have?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Really liking these frames at the moment.

That's quite a sofa on it!

Not a fan of the spinergy's but they do it for most others it seems.

Nice build. Do you use it much or fear damaging a rare prototype?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Very impressive. It must turn alot of heads!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:49 pm 
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I guess it would if I took it out :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Hi iv just came across your post for the raleigh 853 and was looking for some advice. I have a raleigh m trax 500 and I am having alot of bother trying to fit triple chainrings. At the moment its 9spd not sure if this is part of the problem? It ranges from the top chainring rubbing on the frame to the Derailleur catching chainrings and rubbing on on the chain badly. Iv been to local bike shops and not had much success. Any advice on this or what parts you have used would be great. Thankyou.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:14 pm 
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nathn_teb wrote:
Hi iv just came across your post for the raleigh 853 and was looking for some advice. I have a raleigh m trax 500 and I am having alot of bother trying to fit triple chainrings. At the moment its 9spd not sure if this is part of the problem? It ranges from the top chainring rubbing on the frame to the Derailleur catching chainrings and rubbing on on the chain badly. Iv been to local bike shops and not had much success. Any advice on this or what parts you have used would be great. Thankyou.


I'd say it's a toss up between needing a longer spindle in the BB, or a compact drive chainset if that's not what you're already trying to fit??


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Loving the wheels.... 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:52 pm 
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I’ve not been down the bb route yet just a spacer. I’ve also found that I couldn’t get the Derailleur high enough to miss the top chainring because of the rear shock mount. It’s the same frame as the one shown in the photo just a different model. All the cable guides are there for it but I’ve never been able to find any information on what was originally fitted. I will check the length of the bb and try a longer spindle as you suggest.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:11 pm 
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nathn_teb wrote:
I’ve also found that I couldn’t get the Derailleur high enough to miss the top chainring because of the rear shock mount. It’s the same frame as the one shown in the photo just a different model.


You need a top swing front mech. like this...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-XT-M7 ... 43ad6b23b7

...that's why 8)


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