You all know this is my first proyect here at Retrobike. This is a long story but really interesting. This happend the day
I bought a Raleigh titanium frame whith a small repair made on the downtube a few years ago. We thought that it was a Torus
FS model but not really sure. I looked for info and notice that is was similar to a Raleigh John Tomac Design Series.
As most of you I always loved that titanium-carbon bike that rode John Tomac in 1992.
So I finally decide to change that frame into a Raleigh John Tomac Signature Model. I fitted some carbon vinyl on it and a
new set of decals (Thanks very much Gil) and here is the result.
Frame: Raleigh John Tomac Signature Model????
Anyway I´m looking for one original frame but it´s too difficult to find one. I know it´s not original like Rumpfy´s or Vitorzip´s
but I really like it.
So I started my "personal hunt"............. and, more than a year after, I finally found all the pieces in NOS or nearly new condition.
Fork: Tioga Showa (NOS)
Headset: Tioga Alchemy (NOS)
Stem: Tioga Alchemy con Tioga Top cap (NOS)
Handlebar: Tioga DL2001 (NOS)
Seatpost: Tioga Carbo (NOS)
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium (NOS)
Bars: Tioga Powerstuds (Not totally original) (NOS)
Shifters: Grip Shift SRT-500 (Like new)
Rear mech: Shimano XTR RD-M900 (Like new)
Front mech: Shimano XTR FD-M901 (NOS)
Cassete: Shimano XTR CS-M900 12-32 (Like new)
Brake Levers: Grafton Re-Entry (Like New)
Cantilevers: Grafon Mag-Lites (Like new)
Grips: ATI Mushrooms (NOS) (I would go for ODI Tomac but these are ok too)
Crankset: Tioga Revolver (NOS)
Front wheel: Tioga Front Suspension Hub laced to a 32h Mavic M231cd with Phil wood spokes and nipples (all new but the rim, you know I´m looking for a NOS one)
Rear wheel: XT M737 laced to a Mavic M231cd with Tioga Disk Drive
Skewers: Ringlé Ti-Stix (Like new)
Tyres: Tioga Psycho K 26x1.95 ambar (NOS) (You know I´m looking for a skinwall pair too but.....)
Pedals: Time Atac (NOS)
Chain: Shimano XTR HG91 8v (New)
Bottle cage: King cage titanium. (New) (waiting for it)
Cable set: Shimano XTR. (Nes) (Waiting for Gore Ride On)
Brake pads: Tioga (Only for the pics, I´ll take a set of ceramic Kool Stop ones)
Now.... This is the result. I hope you all like it. This has been my dream bike for years and now is in the garage!!
A piece of MTB history!!!
Clasic??. Of course it is!!
Finally found them..... Grafton Mag Lites!!!!
The IMPOSSIBLE Seatpost...
Special thanks to: Steelboy (Retrobike), Scant (Retrobike), Lee-m.c (Retrobike), Mfh126 (Retrobike), Caramba Kid (Retrobike),
TedC (Retrobike), Korbenn (Retrobike), younggeoff (Retrobike), Josele (ForoMTB), Paraja (ForoMTB), Erjabié (ForoMTB) and
all members from RB and ForoMtb.
It wouldn´t be possible without your help!!! Thanks,