Old 05-09-18, 06:26 AM
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The Technium Tri-Lites were a series of Triathlon bicycles from the very late 1980s. For the 1987 model year,Raleigh entered into a deal with Scott Tinley, the 1982 & 1985 Ironman Champion. The deal was undoubtedly prompted by the success that WSI was having with their Centurion Ironman bicycles endorsed by Dave Scott. The first model was the Scott Tinley Tri-lite which used the aluminum and CrMo Technium road frame outfitted with a SunTour Cyclone AccuShift group. In 1988 the Tinley version was equipped with Campgnolo Nuovo Victory and four other Tri-lite models were added to the range. The line was short lived, having disappeared from the catalogue by 1990.

The OP's bicycle is the 3rd in line Tri-Lite Pro which was spec'd with Shimano New 105 and was $550-600 US. The wheels are OEM, despite the incongruous presence of Rigida rims. Almost certainly as a cost concession, Raleigh decided to spec freewheel compatible Atom/Maillard hubs laced to Rigida rims. The exact date manufacturing date for the frame should be obtainable from the serial number.

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