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Old 03-06-11, 10:37 PM   #1
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Black Raleigh Technium Road Bike - Serial # R830280200

I bought this Black Raleigh Technium Road bike in near mint condition off craigslist for $225. Just bought a set of Easton EC90 handlebars for her tonight off ebay.

I've googled and it is near impossible to find a catalog for American made late 80s early 90s Raleighs.

Some of the components are as follows: Sakae SA crank, Araya RT-520 Rims, Exage HB-RM50 hubs, Shimano PD T100L pedals and Suntour 3040 Rear Derailleur

Any information anyone has on this bike would be greatly appreciated. I can't even figure out what year this bike is
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Old 03-07-11, 06:12 AM   #2
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To find the year, date codes are your friend. Just go to the vintage Trek site and look them up. Serial numbers are often useless. Maybe the Raleigh will be different. See below, thank you Raleigh for having a meaningful serial number. I wish other brands would do the same, or even better, standardize on a numbering system (OK, that is a dream.....)

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Old 03-07-11, 09:55 AM   #3
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what kind of shifters does it have? a Suntour 3040 RD is '89ish I believe. post a few pics or a link to the auction.

if you bought these bars you will need a new stem. your bike likely has a stem and bar with a 25.4 clamp and these are 31.8

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I bought this Black Raleigh Technium Road bike in near mint condition off craigslist for $225. Just bought a set of Easton EC90 handlebars for her tonight off ebay.

I've googled and it is near impossible to find a catalog for American made late 80s early 90s Raleighs.

Some of the components are as follows: Sakae SA crank, Araya RT-520 Rims, Exage HB-RM50 hubs, Shimano PD T100L pedals and Suntour 3040 Rear Derailleur

Any information anyone has on this bike would be greatly appreciated. I can't even figure out what year this bike is
200th frame built on the 302nd day, October 29, of 1988. (First 5 digits are YDDDY.) It was built in Kent, WA. Could be a 1988 or 89 model. More Serial No. info
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Old 03-10-11, 08:48 PM   #5
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A giant great big THANK YOU to all who replied and added substance to this discussion...you've all helped me fill crucial gaps in my knowledge about this bicycle

I had thought this bike to be a 90s bike but now I know it was made Oct 29, 1988. A day after my brother's birthday and just a year and change before I graduated High School

I've read up a bit on the Techniums and have read everything from they are 'glue and screw' frames to the technology involved in bonding the aluminum to steel came from Boeing...which must be a good thing right?

I know that I very much like the way this bike rides and love how light it is. I don't like riding w/out ergonomic handlebars...and without inside brakes...and I did damn near kill myself a time or two riding this bike around Center City and S.Philly

However, when I spin the crank it feels a little tin like compared to my 1977 Raleigh Super Course which has been converted to single speed and is my Bentley...

I don't care that there were nicer Raleighs...this tall bike is something that still daily brings a smile to my face ;-) I commute at least 6 miles a day and this is my bike of choice

But back to the Technium...what are people's thoughts on converting this bike to single speed?

I ride the Philly City to the Shore MS-150 every year and thought it would be nice to have some gears this time...though the ride is mostly flat...and I've done it 3 times w/ a single speed -free wheel- Schwinn Le Tour III 1978 w/ Velocity Deep Vs...which is very fast believe it or not

I know I could do this ride and my commute with less effort on this Technium...were it a converted single speed...I'm just trying to think of a reason to keep the gears...cause I live in Philly...and this city is largely flat as well...

Call Philly...the Anti-San Fransisco LOL in terms of cycling






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Old 03-10-11, 09:14 PM   #6
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http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/bik/2256723633.html

This is not the bike I purchased...but it is virtually identical
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