Ok so I bought a Raleigh M-Trax 2000 Ti a couple of weeks back off eBay. It was nearly complete and near original but was missing fork and a few key bits, it was only about a mile down the road from where I live so I put a Bid in for £50 on the off chance nobody wanted it - and I won it for £42.80!!!
So... got It home and the original Idea of using it as a commuter bike went out the window, as it was in better nick that my Scott Sumit! So after abotu 2 minutes deliberation I decided to build it up with the 2006 XT parts off my old Scott.
I know most people will cringe at me taking a perfectly serviceable and semi original bike, and butchering it with modern components and discs, but to be honest I dont care - it rides like a dream - and can keep up the rest of my club (loughborough University) with people on full carbon XC bikes (or would if the engine on my bike was a little better
As the observant may see, I am in the process or either removing/repainting the gunmetal paint on the Titanium Tubes, as there are huge sections of paint missing altogether on the down tube - this is a work in progress, and I may end up leaving the Ti Bare, and clear-coating the Steel seat-tube to match it. I will then obtain the correct decals through Gil-m for a little bit of originality
Also would anyone happen to have the colour codes for the Blue/metallic and the Gunmetal grey they used, or one that is a close enough match for them?specs
Frame: Raleigh M-Trax 2000 Ti
Fork: Rockshox Reba 2006
Headset: Ritchey ... ?
Stem: Original to match blue on frame
Handlebar: Easton Monkey Bar Low rise XC
Grips: Ebay Specials
Barends: None at the moment - but have the original Titec ones that may get put on...
Brakes: XT M765 Discs
Brake Pads: Organic at the moment
Brake Cables: Goodridge Hoses
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: XT M765 Integrated with shifters
Shifters: XT M765
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: XT Rapid Rise
Derailleur Cables: ?
Cassette: HG50 11-34
Cranks: Deore M590 - were black + tatty, now been brushed to match XT
Crank Bolts: ?
Chainring bolts: ?
Bottom Bracket: Deore Hollowtech
Pedals: Decathlon single sided SPD, flat on other side
Rims: Mavic X517 front and XM317 rear
Hubs: Deore and XT
Tyres:On one smorgasbord / chunky monkey combo
Saddle: Charge spoon
Seatpost: Original Raleigh one
Seatpost Binder: ?
Weight: to be weighed soon...
Hope you like, and can forgive me for my er... modernisation
2010 Specialized sport Allez -- 2003 Alan Cyclocross bike -- 1997 Scott Summit Drop bar SS campus bike --1994 M-Trax 2000 Ti -- 2013 homemade carbon frame XC racer clicky