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Old 04-23-12, 10:52 AM   #1
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N+1 Raleigh Technium PRE

Yup, I got one. Tell ya what, when the glue in the lugs goes bad, the tubes separate and I die in a flaming crash and burn on the local decents I'll post ya'll from the other side.

100bucks...pristine not-a-scratch '89 PRE in it's nearly unridden senior citizen owned glory. Just bought it yesterday and now shining it up.

This will be my long distance bike for the summer. TT's, intervals and fast 30's will still be performed on my wonderful Trek 460 "Windrider".

Just love adding one to the sig line.
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Here's what a Technium mountain bike looks like after it's spent too much time in my bike shop except that it now has yellow paintd rims.

If I rode this bike every time I've posted it on BF, it would have a lot more miles on it.
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Certainly an interesting version/conversion. No epoxy failures I assume?
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I've been riding the same bonded aluminum Vitus 979 for almost 30 years.
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Certainly an interesting version/conversion. No epoxy failures I assume?
Nope, and not the kind of thing that I worry about - along with steel frames rusting out, aluminum frames failing from fatigue, carbon fiber frames shattering, titanium frames spontaneously combusting or bamboo frames being eaten by termites.
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I worry about my magnesium pedals igniting and causing some serious hot foot.

Anybody here have firsthand knowledge of a bonded frame unbonding?
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I worry about my magnesium pedals igniting and causing some serious hot foot.

Anybody here have firsthand knowledge of a bonded frame unbonding?
Nope. Cant find a single mention on the web.....but then I've not read every page, either.

And that's my point of even bringing it up.
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Never heard or a PRE having its bonded joints come "unglued" but I have seen several pictures of Exxon/Graftek, Alan and a few other carbon tubed jointed bicycles with aluminum lugs frames with a bonded joint that had failed. These are early bikes in the CF family before the joint bonding process had been brought up to the current level. Aerospace technology in adhesives for composites have done a lot in this area.

Nice looking bicycle, hope you enjoy it.

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I have one also. Paint is flawless. This pic was from its IGH touring setup. It is now more randonneur-ish with wide rims and grand bois tires, racks, and regular hubs. Funny thing is --I've never taken it on any long trips.

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Have any of you replaced the rear brake cable that runs through the top tube? Of course, it's a no-brainer to attach the new to the old before pulling it through (my Trek 460 does this with the RD cable).

Was it particularly difficult or tricky......like, was the cable anchored on the inside anywhere? I've given firm tugs on the cable and not seen much movement which is why I ask.

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American bike, British name, Japanese parts....and Italian handlebars. Ironically in theme with the frame construction
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Have any of you replaced the rear brake cable that runs through the top tube? Of course, it's a no-brainer to attach the new to the old before pulling it through (my Trek 460 does this with the RD cable).
Mine has holes that are big enough to run a fill length 5mm cable housing. Run the new cable through the old housing, then pull out the old housing and thread the new housing over the new cable.

If you didn't plan ahead, it's still not as hard to do as most people think. Position your bike so the exit hole is at the bottom and slide in your new cable. When you can see it near the exit hole, snag it with a crochet hook or a piece of wire or something.
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Mine has holes that are big enough to run a fill length 5mm cable housing. Run the new cable through the old housing, then pull out the old housing and thread the new housing over the new cable.

If you didn't plan ahead, it's still not as hard to do as most people think. Position your bike so the exit hole is at the bottom and slide in your new cable. When you can see it near the exit hole, snag it with a crochet hook or a piece of wire or something.
Thanx for the tip. Tomorrow I'll be putting on the new brake cables. The shifter cables has greatly improved the RD indexing performance. It was very delayed and sluggish shifting up and down. When this 30mph wind calms down, probably tomorrow I'll be taking it out for a good brisk ride to see how it fits me.
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I remember reading on BF about some technium joint failures and dropouts coming unglued , but it was some time ago . Never experienced it myself. I was riding a Technium one day {350lbs** when a guy from my bike club mentioned this and said he'd heard about it on BF. This must have been 2004 or 2005 . I started reglularly lurking then . Lurking and Learning .
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