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Vintage 56cm Raleigh Technium Team bike - $1,200

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bicycle type: road
frame size: 58cm
wheel size: 700C
bicycle frame material: steel
suspension: none (rigid)
brake type: other/unknown
handlebar type: drop
electric assist: none
condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Raleigh
model name / number: Technium Team
serial number: P918120014
Raleigh Technium Team Bike, 8-speed, Shimano Dura-Ace, 753 Reynolds steel tubing with aluminum lugs, 56cm

The bike pictured is the Technium Team. The most common Technium bicycles were bonded aluminum but Raleigh also made them out of bonded steel (e.g., Reynolds 531 and 753), such as the one pictured here, with cast lugs and bottom bracket. This bike was probably made in the late 1980's or early 1990's. Bought it new (new old stock) from my local bike shop as it had been on the rack for years and years. As was Raleigh's tradition, the frame is not "over finished" as they believed that by doing so you compromise the frame's integrity. This bike is not light, probably weighing in at 22 lbs. Bike is in excellent condition and runs great. Not an every ride kind of bike. One nick is visible on the drive-side chain stay but that can be touched up with touch-up paint. Since it is a steel bike, I never rode it in the rain. The nick is not really rusting.


TECHNICAL:

Reynolds 753 was introduced in 1976 and is simply the heat-treated version of the legendary 531 manganese - molybdenum tubeset which was introduced in 1935. The ultimate tensile strength of 753 is 179,200 psi compared to 121,000 psi for Columbus SLX, a chrome-molybdenum steel. To avoid overheating, causing embrittlement, the tubeset must be silver soldered or bonded. Reynolds 753 frame builders required certification from Reynolds before becoming eligible to buy 753 tubesets. The 753 tubeset was discontinued in 2000.


COMPONENTS:

Headset:
Shimano Dura-Ace.

Brakes:
Shimano Dura-Ace calipers and levers.

Derailleurs:
Shimano Dura-Ace front and rear.

Shifters:
Shimano Dura-Ace downtube shifters.

Cogset:
Shimano Dura-Ace 8 speed.

Crankset:
Shimano Dura-Ace. 170mm crank arm length

BottomBracket:
Shimano Dura-Ace.

Pedals:
None. Pedals included in the photos will be removed.

Wheelset:
Matrix ISO C-II with Dura-Ace hubs and 32-spokes (front/rear). Tires that are mounted are different than tires shown in the photos. Swapped in newer Continental Grand Prix 5000 (700x25cm). The older Michelin Pro4Race red tires were cracking on the sides. Dura-Ace skewers.

Stem:
Sakae FX. 110mm in length

Handlebars:
Cinelli Giro d'Italia.

Handlebar Tape:
Cinelli Cork Ribbon Macro Splash (Red/Blue).

Seatpost:
Sakae FX.

Saddle:
San Marco Turbo. Original saddle is included but mounted on the bike is a Selle Italia SLR white (old) saddle.


FRAME AND FORK:

Frame:
Raleigh bonded straight gauge Reynolds 753 OS main triangle and True Temper 4130 chrome-moly rear triangle.

Fork:
Reynolds 753 fork.



ALSO INCLUDED:

1) Additional (un-used/un-opened) Cinelli Cork Ribbon Macro Splash Color handlebar tape. Also Red/Blue.

2) Spare set of Shimano Dura-Ace downtube shifter knobs.

3) Brand new (never opened) Shimano CN-HG91 (Dura-Ace) 8-speed chain.

4) Knog Frog white headlight (discontinued light from Knog) but runs on a CR-2032 battery.

5) Garmin quarter-turn mount for their Edge cycling computers.


Will accept reasonable offers. Don't waste my time with low ball offers. I know what I paid for it, what it is worth and am not selling it just to get rid of it. Text or call John at show contact info .


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