I just found a Raleigh Technium 420 that I simply couldn't allow to sit on the curb to be discarded. I picked it up and checked it out, it's in pretty good shape. My initial plan was to strip it down to frame and fork and rebuild as a single or fixie. Now, after doing a little research on its bi-metal, bonded frame and the potential for frame failure, I'm wondering how suitable it would be for building it up for a clyd, I'm about 250 lbs and a masher. Are the concerns for frame failure overrated or, would this be a frameset more appropriate for someone much lighter?
Thanks for any input.