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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:18 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
Whip that bottom bracket out, Jeff. I'm intrigued by it, good quality or LP 30. :)

I will have a look later, but it feels nice & smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Torus.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:33 pm 
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All stripped down now, ready to polish. There is an issue with one of the bottle cage holder bolts spinning in the hole.
But it came apart quite well.


I had a Torus STX from new, purchased from Evans in Croydon cheaply as it was old stock, and within two weeks of ownership I had the same problem. The bike went to Chas Roberts to have that fixed with a new insert.

One of the few bikes I regret selling. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:52 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
Whip that bottom bracket out, Jeff. I'm intrigued by it, good quality or LP 30. :)

Sorry Marc, this is one stubborn bottom bracket.
It will have to stay in for now.


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Second request / comment.

It seems those stem things were a liability anyway,so, to save grief, could you use 2 identical ahead stems? Although I don't know of the outer diameter of those fork legs. Something cnc' d anyway like X lite or Fred salmon.

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Had some time today so put the fork back on, I love the simplicity of these forks.
The bottom bracket is well and truly stuck in there but it does run very smooth & free so it will have to stay in for now.
Nearly all of the old xt stuff won't be being re used.
So I'm using my favourite xt thumbshifters and I have also found a new home for my trusty brooks saddle.
I would like matching hubs and rims, but for now I'm quite happy with this.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:08 pm 
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videojetman wrote:
marc two tone wrote:
Whip that bottom bracket out, Jeff. I'm intrigued by it, good quality or LP 30. :)

Sorry Marc, this is one stubborn bottom bracket.
It will have to stay in for now.



Hope its not seized :? still got a stuck post in my other Raleigh Ti frame :facepalm:

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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:13 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
Second request / comment.

It seems those stem things were a liability anyway,so, to save grief, could you use 2 identical ahead stems? Although I don't know of the outer diameter of those fork legs. Something cnc' d anyway like X lite or Fred salmon.

Cheers.

I'm sure that would be a good idea, but changing the stems would take away the originality of this build and I actually really like the look of them.
But I will be looking into having new stems produced or even better if someone had a spare original, but I think I have more chance of a lottery win than finding a spare original.
Jeff.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Torus.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:31 am 
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Just sprayed penetrating fluid down the seat tube. I'm hoping when I get up later I will have success removing the bottom bracket. Will update later.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Torus.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:57 am 
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If it is any help, the bottom bracket on my Torus frame (which is smilar to yours insofar as no cut outs on the rear dropouts) has a threaded sleeve of steel which the bb threads into. They did not thread the ti as far as I can work out. So it is likley to be steel on steel corrosion.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Torus.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:56 am 
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Gerard wrote:
If it is any help, the bottom bracket on my Torus frame (which is smilar to yours insofar as no cut outs on the rear dropouts) has a threaded sleeve of steel which the bb threads into. They did not thread the ti as far as I can work out. So it is likley to be steel on steel corrosion.



Could have had stripped threads and a sleeve inserted, im sure they came with threaded bb shells :?

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