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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:55 pm 
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i love the frame geometry of these early mtbs, as soon as the top tube starts to slope down so does my interest slightly, great build and will be rare as.


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 Post subject: Re: cool
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Oh dear, I don't know how to put this but I've checked and there's about a half a degree slope on the toptube :shock:. I know what you mean though, nothing says retro to me like a flat toptube frame.

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i love the frame geometry of these early mtbs, as soon as the top tube starts to slope down so does my interest slightly, great build and will be rare as.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Ace looking build you have going on there 8)
A Technium Heat came my way a few months ago :wink: its been put together with a bit of a mish mash of parts and is used for road duty,
the paint work is in prety poor shape (next project maybe) any idea what the difference is between the frames ?
Mick :)


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godders wrote:
Ace looking build you have going on there 8)
A Technium Heat came my way a few months ago :wink: its been put together with a bit of a mish mash of parts and is used for road duty,
the paint work is in prety poor shape (next project maybe) any idea what the difference is between the frames ?
Mick :)


EDIT: The Peak was a second in the range - Easton E9 tube frame shared with the Chill (3rd) the others down the range had different Aluminium used in the main tubes I think E8 etc.

There is a higher spec one too - the 'Sheer' - it has a posher tube material (Easton C9) - see mombat:

http://www.mombat.org/Raleigh.htm


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godders wrote:
Ace looking build you have going on there 8)
A Technium Heat came my way a few months ago :wink: its been put together with a bit of a mish mash of parts and is used for road duty,
the paint work is in prety poor shape (next project maybe) any idea what the difference is between the frames ?
Mick :)


The Peak was top of the production range - Easton E9, the others had different Aluminium used in the main tubes I think.

There is a higher spec one too - it has a posher tube material and green decals - there is one of these on the site somewhere.


Trust me to end up with the shit one :roll: ... well it was free so cant complain realy :wink:

Mick :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:06 pm 
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godders wrote:
nevadasmith wrote:
godders wrote:
Ace looking build you have going on there 8)
A Technium Heat came my way a few months ago :wink: its been put together with a bit of a mish mash of parts and is used for road duty,
the paint work is in prety poor shape (next project maybe) any idea what the difference is between the frames ?
Mick :)


The Peak was top of the production range - Easton E9, the others had different Aluminium used in the main tubes I think.

There is a higher spec one too - it has a posher tube material and green decals - there is one of these on the site somewhere.


Trust me to end up with the shit one :roll: ... well it was free so cant complain realy :wink:

Mick :D


Far from it - they are all really nice frames :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:13 pm 
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It's hardly the 'shit one' still a nice bike i'm sure. Now if you'd had an Activator II I might have been inclined to agree with you :wink:.
According to the 91 catalogue, in the archive section, the frames below the top level had 6061 T8 main tubes.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... 1.pdf.html


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 Post subject: rear tyre
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:15 pm 
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our you sure the rear tyres up :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:21 pm 
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I'll let the front tyre down, that should sort out the geometry.


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 Post subject: slope
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:30 pm 
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or take pictures on stairs


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