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 Post subject: Raleigh Dynatech MT4
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:06 pm 
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The Dynatech MT4 has now been finished - so onto the next!

Here's how she was like when I bought her:

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And here she is now:

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and without the USE bar ends.

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The Evolution can be seen below, starting from my first attempts here (with MXCD Forks, XLite stuff and RS Mag 21's) and finally to it being in it's current state - on the very last of my posts.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:50 am 
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Love the MT4 - why change the fork? The MT4 was frame only so any spec will do.

Purely aesthetics:- lengthen front brake cable. Shorthen the rear. Cross the gear cables one either side of headtube and cross them back under the down tube.

Jeez I can be a pernickety bleeder at 03:50 and first night shift! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:01 am 
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Oh and drop me a pm with your address and i'll send you the brochure for the MT4


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paininthe wrote:
Love the MT4 - why change the fork? The MT4 was frame only so any spec will do.

Purely aesthetics:- lengthen front brake cable. Shorthen the rear. Cross the gear cables one either side of headtube and cross them back under the down tube.

Jeez I can be a pernickety bleeder at 03:50 and first night shift! :)


Thanks man!
The MXCD needs new elastomers, and the rigid rc30 would be better as zero maintenance.

And I'll do what you suggested. Re the cabling, as it currently looks naff!

Will pm u with address, thanks for the offer of the brochure! Well happy! Ur graveyard shift prob coming to an end now haha!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:00 am 
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Nice job. Elastomer service is easy or cheap which ever way youre inclined. Should consider sticking with them I reckon :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:07 am 
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I love them both, but that MT-4 is straight-up gorgeous!. I've wanted a Ti RSP/M-Trax/Dyna-Tech for some time. How does it ride?


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RustyGold wrote:
I love them both, but that MT-4 is straight-up gorgeous!. I've wanted a Ti RSP/M-Trax/Dyna-Tech for some time. How does it ride?


Thanks Rusty - the RSP is a bit too big and loud for me, and I can see where Raleigh were going with the design, the mutation towards big huge front ends and a freeride style is evident! I can just imagine RSP bikes if they were around today!

The Dynatech goes like a Whippet, smooth, quick, light and pretty flexy and forgiving!
I love it!


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Nice job. Elastomer service is easy or cheap which ever way youre inclined. Should consider sticking with them I reckon :-)


Lovely bikes these, especially the MT-4, very sure footed fast ride. but Pace Elastomers cheap? No way hosay! £40 plus £5 post a set, that's IF Pace have them and very trickey to obtain. They were out of stock for 8 months last time I wanted a set. They have some now, but £40 a pop plus post and will be lucky to last a year.


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Well, Tim (Fork English) quoted me over £100 for a service and repair - the forks eren't worth the outlay, I instead am returning to forks to the seller for a refund and have put some more funds in to procure some Reynolds 531 Pace RC30's! Happy as Larry! maintenance free!

And will of course post some pictures when it's all done!

Reynolds also sell the decals! :)


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ibbz wrote:
The Dynatech goes like a Whippet, smooth, quick, light and pretty flexy and forgiving!
I love it!


I had a, rather lowly in comparison, M-Trax in my youth and loved every inch of that beast. I didn't fully appreciate what I had. Sadly, It got stolen shortly after acquiring it but every since I have had a very soft spot for Raleigh's 'nicer' offerings (non-Activator offerings! :D). It just looks like a hundred miles an hour standing still! what a beaut. It's a credit to you, Ibbz :).


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