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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:41 am 
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Hi all.

Thought I'd get round to starting a thread for this one.

Was briefly shown here -

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.....just after I'd taken delivery from an eBay impulse buy. The previous owner said he'd got it from a Raleigh employee. He'd stripped the Campagnolo from it for his own touring bike. The Campagnolo 'bullet' shifters also came as part of the package.
The Chainstay join on the drive side looks slightly suspect - more like a piece of the Aluminium casting has come off. As this will be (like most of my retro :wink: ) a low use build, I'm looking down the lines of a resin repair. The headtube paint has some 'bubbles' in it. The aim would be a very sympathetic respray of those areas keeping the originality of everything else in tact.

The main lure of purchasing this one must be that I've never seen another on here.
Top of the tree on the Dynatech Line -up in 1991.....from the appreciation thread - it went in this order

SENTINEL
ENCOUNTER
MISSION
ODYSSEY
VOYAGER
ENDEAVOUR

The brochure picture with it's neon Flexstem is a massive sell for me too.

Anyway. Here's some start off pics.

I'll and my research and scans as I go through. Enjoy. 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:42 am 
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Initial research from June 1991 MBi.... Advertisment and inside cover feature, showing it underwater :shock:


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....and the Dynatech Endeavour test from MBi magazine....

MBi Oct 1991

Interestingly, the final conclusions in the write up suggest avoiding this bike and going for the Odyssey instead!

This may account for why there are not many around!? .....and at £1,395 too! :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:43 am 
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Sourcing the Campagnolo is not going to be easy (or Cheap!) but I'm nearly there after a year. There's a few pieces to go.....8 spd Cassette/Centaur pedals

MatBH5 kindly sold me these Centaur cranks. ( ....and several other essentials! - Thanks Mat!)

I'll add a few more pics once I've cleaned them, but here's some start off pics.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:34 pm 
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More please...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:18 pm 
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KondratievsBike wrote:
More please...


Now there’s a coincidence!
I haven’t done anything since starting a thread for this build, apart from collecting parts. Last night I removed the forks/headset/heron in preparation for a resin repair for the chainstay and removal of the ‘bubbling’ on the head tube. The chainstays and headtube casting are then going to be sympathetically resprayed keeping as much of the original colour as possible.
It’s almost like you could see what I was up to an restarted the thread. Spooky :shock:

I’ve literally just masked up the tubes this morning and a repair expert is working on it now. I’ll add some pictures in a bit!

.....but then you knew that already right? :lol:

More to come very soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:40 pm 
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Nice one!

You left your curtains open a bit, that was all :lol:


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Hi all.

As promised, here's a small update.

The resin repair to the chain stay is complete and currently in Primer. Next stop is to get a paint match on the Metallic chain stay and head tube colour. The existing paint has badly bubbled around some of the head tube, so I want to get a good colour match before taking this back to metal. Most likely I'll have to strip the whole head tube casting as the paint seems rather thick and I don't want to patch what I remove with filler.

Here's 2 pics of progress.

Cheers.
boy"O"boy


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