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Old 05-01-12, 11:36 PM   #2526
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Old 05-02-12, 02:04 AM   #2527
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Old 05-02-12, 02:16 AM   #2528
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Old 05-02-12, 06:52 PM   #2529
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I can finally post in this thread!!

Just picked this up today and love it!
1986 Raleigh Technium 400. Very rare indexed shifting on downtube.
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Looks fun! Any plans for the ride, or keeping it as is?
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Old 05-02-12, 07:03 PM   #2531
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This summer I plan on getting it a little sportier.
Thoughts as of now are
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-New freewheel
-Matching brown saddle and bar tape

Always open to suggestions if people wanna throw them out. Don't say gumwall tires. I just replaced the 25 yr old gumwalls with what's on it now
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Old 05-02-12, 07:36 PM   #2534
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Just picked this up today and love it!
1986 Raleigh Technium 400. Very rare indexed shifting on downtube.
Beautiful bike.

Indexed DT shifters are not that rare... I have a small bin full of them here.
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Old 05-02-12, 07:37 PM   #2535
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Beautiful bike.

Indexed DT shifters are not that rare... I have a small bin full of them here.
I should've clarified - I meant for technium 400s they were rare. Pretty much all the ones I saw had friction shifters on the stem.
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Old 05-02-12, 07:48 PM   #2536
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Get rid of the dork disk on the rear wheel. I am a big fan of the technium line, pretty bikes.
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Just picked this up today and love it!
1986 Raleigh Technium 400. Very rare indexed shifting on downtube.
awesome. i rode Raleigh roadies as a kid in the 70's/early 80's. still hunting for a decent vintage one locally. ENJOY!!!
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Old 05-03-12, 06:39 AM   #2538
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Nice! Although, the blue tape is throwing it off to me.
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Old 05-03-12, 10:13 AM   #2542
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Beautiful bike.

Indexed DT shifters are not that rare... I have a small bin full of them here.
If you have a set of 7 or 8 speed shimano DT shifters, I'll buy a set.
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So beautiful! Tires are the only thing I'd change, but they don't look bad.

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Nice! Although, the blue tape is throwing it off to me.
That shade of blue is just right for Bianchis of this era...it matches the decals (though the decals on this bike are darker).
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That shade of blue is just right for Bianchis of this era...it matches the decals (though the decals on this bike are darker).
Interesting, I did not know this! Still seems weird to me. Black would look great, or celeste)
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I immediately noticed the celeste brake hoods (being the first that I've seen), but I almost didn't notice the celeste tires under the classy fenders.

EpicSchwinn, the Technium looks very nice. I had almost picked one up for myself many months ago, but then I changed my mind. Is it heavy?
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Finally got this back in shape. Temp bar tape and I need to chop the steerer tube more.

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EpicSchwinn, the Technium looks very nice. I had almost picked one up for myself many months ago, but then I changed my mind. Is it heavy?
It's not the lightest bike I've felt but I think it would be significantly lighter than the same bike with an all steel frame. The wheels and other components are pretty hefty but I think it would be a pretty slim bike if it had lighter parts. (captain obvious to the rescue ) I really should put it on the scale next time I'm at my LBS.

According to the 1986 Raleigh catalog "Technium sport touring bicycles are up to two and a half pounds lighter than other comparably priced bicycles available in the world today."
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That shade of blue is just right for Bianchis of this era...it matches the decals (though the decals on this bike are darker).

The benotto/cellotape is original and a little tattered. it does match the blue decals and blue brake housing (both original, though the housing needs to be replaced).

I think more celeste would be too much.
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