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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh M-Trax
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:21 pm
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Location: Norfolk
Now you are making me panic, when you say seat stays are off, all seems straight and checked that nothing is bent.

what do you mean seat stays are off, It is a 19" from C to T but just under 18" C to C

I found a old Brochure on here and It does look like a 1000 to me


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh M-Trax
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:18 pm
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Location: Bristol
That, but with Marzocchi Zokes instead of the rigid fork, was my first "real" mountain bike. I loved that thing (apart from the forks, which were woeful, and the crank, which I snapped...) until the day I lost control on a bit of singletrack, went a bit off piste and bent the top and down tubes :-(

Great find, and I should imagine perfect for a touring build :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh M-Trax
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:21 pm
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Location: Norfolk
Now thats strange I was just looking at some Zokes on Ebay, Will not Be buying them then, I really hope it turns out to be a perfect touring build.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh M-Trax
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:53 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:40 pm
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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
RichMTrax wrote:
Now you are making me panic, when you say seat stays are off, all seems straight and checked that nothing is bent.

what do you mean seat stays are off, It is a 19" from C to T but just under 18" C to C

I found a old Brochure on here and It does look like a 1000 to me


no - off may be the wrong word :oops: - i meant that they seem to be joined in a different manor, as yours touches above the top tube where all the others i can find seem to touch at the same height as the top tube - may just be a different year though :roll:

EDIT - what is the first bit of you serial number - eg what letter so to find the year?


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh M-Trax
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:21 pm
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Location: Norfolk
Blimey I thought it was dodgy for a minute, I have been looking at the brochure and it is dated 1995.
I will Check the serial Number tomorrow and Put it on Here see if anyone can give the correct date.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh M-Trax
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:03 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:40 pm
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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
:oops: Just had a look - seem's I'm mixing the Ti1000 and 1000 up, sorry :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh M-Trax
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:21 pm
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Location: Norfolk
Yeah I did that when I first bought it and got really over excited, but for a touring build I think it will be perfect for me.
No speed merchant at 42 just the odd Sprint then a rest. ( slow and steady wins the race so they say). I cannot work out why people on other sites seem to think these are old tanks, I do not think it is very heavy at all. Ok no race bike, but I have felt heavier Alloy expensive New bikes.

So I will stick with the old girl and keep on polishing and adding bits when I can.

Anyway Must turn computer off as CSI is on and cannot miss that already missed Holby, But then Bikes are alot more Important.


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