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1993 Raleigh SP-2000 Reynolds 753

Old 01-13-11, 01:03 PM
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1993 Raleigh SP-2000 Reynolds 753

I picked up a Raleigh SP2000 that is just a hair too large for me at 57cm. I can't find much on these, but bikepedia has the correct listing for it. It is called a 753 matrix, but best I can tell it is all 753 with aluminum lugs. The lugs do not look like techniums, though. No ring around the edges, if that makes sense. It has extremely low miles, the PO stated he rode the MS150 on it once, then hung it up. That is about how it looks, no marking on the chainrings, etc. I will take pics later this afternoon. Any information on pricing and the steel "matrix" would be much appreciated.

https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...2000&Type=bike

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Only the stays and forks are Reynolds 753. The main tubes are MMC (Metal Matrix Composite). Basically it's 2124-T4 high grade aluminum with ultrafine silcon carbide particles added. The silcon carbide is added to increase stiffness and overcome the finite fatigue life of aluminum. Raleigh's specific designation for their MMC was XMT-100. The MMC tubes are bonded to the aluminum lugs.

These frames are not very pretty by virtue of the thick, square lugs and bolted-on stays, but they were state of the art for the era. That's also an excellent Dura-Ace group with the only drawback being that the STI shifters are not comptable with other Shimano 8 speed STI, in the event they fail.

The nonconventional nature of this frame makes it hard to set a price. The rarity could cause somebody who wants it to pay a high price. On the other hand, it's something that could sit quite a while, being passed over for bicycles using more traditional technology, which would drive down the price. FWIW, I 've seen the bare frames selling for $500. Addeding components would probably push the price into the $1250 range, though to the right person, it might sell for closer to $2000.

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Thank you, TMar. As always, your wealth of knowledge is extremely appreciated.

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To dig up an old thread...my friend has an SP 2000 but is different than this one, as it does not have lugs, and is tig welded. When a magnet is attached to any of the tubes (top, seat, down, or all rear triangle) it stays.

Any ideas about this one?

He would love to have some info about it.

here are some pictures
(Disregard the amount of crap behind the bike )






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