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    Raleigh Technium

    I'm looking at a Raleigh Technium. It's either a MB or a hybrid, not sure but for my purposes (an all-road touring/commuting bike, farm roads, single track and grass around the farm) the difference is probably not important.
    Does anyone have any opinions/info/input regarding the Technium frame (aluminum main tubes; head tube, joints and stays steel; thermally bonded). Was out of cycling when these were current so I'm not familiar with them or their reputation.
    The bike is rigid front and rear (my preference), traditional-looking (ditto), and big enough (26" frame) to fit my mutant carcass. I favored Raleighs back in the '70s, and this bonded frame is technically interesting to me. I just need some assurance regarding its strength/integrity/durability.

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    They've been out of production for nearly 20 years. If yours is still together that's a good sign.

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    What size wheels?
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    26" frame and 26" wheels (no confusion here). The paint looks like it's made a few trips on its side in the back of a pickup, so I think it's been used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgeapple View Post
    26" frame
    That would be a gigantic frame!

    Sheesh, how big are ya, OP?
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    Pushing 6'5, 270. I don't care for compact frames, and there are very few frames of any sort available in this size new.

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