Well, finally, here it is....,
It's been an interesting [if frustrating at times] learning curve as I am new to Retro Bikes and spending my life on ebay
Before anyone asks [I know these frames usualy had different coloured main tubes] no, it's not a re-spray.
I bought the frame from an ex raleigh employee who assures me that the frame was custom painted in 1990 at the factory and spent many years hung up in the RSP division offices. He even gave me the names of a couple of guys who still work at Raleigh who would vouch for it.
Most parts are NOS. The chainset, SS7 brake levers and rear mech are from my good friend and riding buddy, James, who has been a great source of information and inspiration, he lent me all his early 90's MBUK mags! Thanks J.
I still need to source a period saddle and a seatpost that weighs less than 400g
All in weight is just under 26 lbs. [Frame alone was 5lbs 3oz!!!]
Here is the full spec:
Frame: Raleigh Dyna-Tech 2070  with NOS and repro' decals
Fork: NOS Tange Big Fork
Bars: NOS Zoom Brahma with matching grips
Headset: NOS Shimano XT
Brake Levers: Dia Compe SS7 with Lizard Skin grips
Brake Canti's NOS Shimano LX
Cable Hanger: NOS Zoom with Syncros cable guide [added after pic]
Stem: NOS Syncros Cattleprod 140mm
Seatpost: NOS Kalloy / Thorn [to be changed]
Saddle: NOS WTB SST 2K [to be changed]
Rims: NOS Mavic 117 CD SUP Ceramic
Spokes: DT Comp' DB [Wheels built by Mark Swinnerton.., and are still 100% true even after some pretty tough rides]
Hubs: NOS Shimano M730 XT [Rear was a 6sp UG that I converted to a 7sp HG as I could only get the 130mm spacing I needed in 6 sp version]
Freehub: NOS 7sp Shimano Exage [and it is totally silent???]
QR Skewers: NOS Shimano XT
Cassette: NOS Shimano HG70 12/28
R Mech: Shimano M732 XT with Venhill Titanium pivot bolt and NOS Dura-Ace aluminium Jockey wheels
F Mech: NOS Shimano M735 XT
Shifters: NOS Shimano XT Thummies
Chainset: M730 Shimano XT 24/34/46
BB: NOS Shimano UN54 68x122
Pedals: Smimano M540 [ to be changed for M737's]
Tyres: Ritchey Z Max EVO WCS [to be changed for amber wall]
Tubes: Bonty XXX 90g with MBUK bullett valve caps!