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 Post subject: Raleigh Dyna-Tech MT4
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:32 pm 
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Bit of a quick restoration write up this one but one that I’m glad to have had the pleasure of doing.

You may have noticed that from my user name I am a bit on a Mini but, specifically original ones. Each year I attend a weekend of racing and show my car off with mates at Brands Hatch race circuit. Last year whilst drinking and playing a dubious game with foul tasting jelly beans, a mate asked if I could restore his old mountain bike. When he told me it was Titanium my interest was peaked.

The Bike turned out to be a once much lived but now neglected Raleigh Dyna-Tech MT4. I believe these were a frame only option so not sure what my mate had on it originally parts wise so there were some dubious parts, now looking a lot better and setup with slick tanwalls for speedy commuting and fun rides.

Big thanks to Gil re decals, eBay and my local secondhand bike k shop for parts ;)

First pics I saw of her:

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After she arrived and was stripped:

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Pedal cages and headset parts get some new paint:

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New/nicer parts against old for comparison:

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New decals:

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And in place:

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The build:

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Just inner cables and final setup to go :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Good job. I'd be happy with that:)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:56 pm 
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Nice work..


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:01 pm 
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Cheers guys, looking forward to getting it out on a ride and my mates face when he sees her :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:02 pm 
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He doesn't deserve that back!!

You've done an amazing job.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:39 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
He doesn't deserve that back!!

You've done an amazing job.


He better bloody use and look after it now :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:04 pm 
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And finished, another retro beauty back to the wild :)
Test ride to follow.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:13 pm 
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Great job on that although you could have got rid of that 200GS chainset!

Carl.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:32 pm 
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drcarlos wrote:
Great job on that although you could have got rid of that 200GS chainset!

Carl.


I could have done but I was given a £200 budget and spent £120 plus time, the chainrings are higher spec Shimano and the cranks are what he had on it, possibly from its original frame only build.

I may just peel the decal off :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:36 pm 
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Minifreak wrote:
drcarlos wrote:
Great job on that although you could have got rid of that 200GS chainset!

Carl.


I could have done but I was given a £200 budget and spent £120 plus time, the chainrings are higher spec Shimano and the cranks are what he had on it, possibly from its original frame only build.

I may just peel the decal off :lol:


You'll probably get away with that. :D

Doubt there is much difference between those and the LX ones.

Carl.


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