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Old 02-01-22, 01:07 PM
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WGB, it was built in 1990. The first and fifth digit are indicative.
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Old 02-01-22, 01:21 PM
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I so want this...

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Old 02-11-22, 08:35 AM
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1990 Technium Peak, the top of the line MTB that year:








Paid $60 about 10 years ago. Donít ride it much anymore but canít seem to let it goÖ
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My Build and probably favorite/most fun bike I have.

When I first got it.
















Some hand polishing.


















Completed.


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Old 06-20-22, 10:19 AM
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Week ago I bought a 1992 Raleigh Technium Competition with Reynolds 531 tubing. It's in good condition, the former owner was a triathlonist and kept good care of it. I've stripped it down and I've almost cleaned all the parts. Frame has some rust spots that I have to get rid of and touch with paint.
Parts:
Shimano 600 headset
Mavic rims with Campagnolo hubs and Campagnolo 9 speed cassette
Campagnolo Super Record crankset, 52/43 rings and Bianchi etched to the largest ring
Campagnolo Athena brakes, Shimano 105 levers
Campagnolo Syncro II C-Record shifters
Shimano Dura-ace 7402 derailleur
Campagnolo front derailleur
Itm Bianchi stem
Ofmega Master pedals
Selle Italia Turbo Special saddle
Not a bad purchase with 200Ä...

Finally got all the parts and assembled the bike!








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Old 06-20-22, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wontons
Can't show it yet because U can't post pictures yet
But I'll tell you all about it and post pics later.

Week ago I bought a 1992 Raleigh Technium Competition with Reynolds 531 tubing. It's in good condition, the former owner was a triathlonist and kept good care of it. I've stripped it down and I've almost cleaned all the parts. Frame has some rust spots that I have to get rid of and touch with paint.
Parts:
Shimano 600 headset
Mavic rims with Campagnolo hubs and Campagnolo 9 speed cassette
Campagnolo Super Record crankset, 52/43 rings and Bianchi etched to the largest ring
Campagnolo Athena brakes, Shimano 105 levers
Campagnolo Syncro II C-Record shifters
Shimano Dura-ace 7402 derailleur
Campagnolo front derailleur
Itm Bianchi stem
Ofmega Master pedals
Selle Italia Turbo Special saddle
Not a bad purchase with 200Ä...

You can upload photos prior to 10 ten posts. They won't attach to a post but they will upload to a gallery album under your user name, where members can view them. In fact, you have uploaded one photo but it definitely isn't a Technium. Photo assist..

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Old 06-20-22, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
You can upload photos prior to 10 ten posts. They won't attach to a post but they will upload to a gallery album under your user name, where members can view them. In fact, you have uploaded one photo but it definitely isn't a Technium. Photo assist..
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I didn't know pics upload to my album! Thx for the info! I'll attach some to my original post
Haha yes thats definitely not the one. I was asking a while ago if anyone knew what the Rialto was because I couldn't find any info in them.
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Old 06-26-22, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by wontons
Can't show it yet because U can't post pictures yet
But I'll tell you all about it and post pics later.

Week ago I bought a 1992 Raleigh Technium Competition with Reynolds 531 tubing. It's in good condition, the former owner was a triathlonist and kept good care of it. I've stripped it down and I've almost cleaned all the parts. Frame has some rust spots that I have to get rid of and touch with paint.
Parts:
Shimano 600 headset
Mavic rims with Campagnolo hubs and Campagnolo 9 speed cassette
Campagnolo Super Record crankset, 52/43 rings and Bianchi etched to the largest ring
Campagnolo Athena brakes, Shimano 105 levers
Campagnolo Syncro II C-Record shifters
Shimano Dura-ace 7402 derailleur
Campagnolo front derailleur
Itm Bianchi stem
Ofmega Master pedals
Selle Italia Turbo Special saddle
Not a bad purchase with 200Ä...
What size tires are those? I put 700x25 on my Tri-Lite and I donít think fenders would ever fit.
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Old 06-27-22, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by tough_boots
What size tires are those? I put 700x25 on my Tri-Lite and I donít think fenders would ever fit.
That yellow Rialto was on sale over a year ago. I just asked on the forum if someone knows anything about Rialtos if it would be a good buy. Thats not my bike
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Old 06-28-22, 04:43 AM
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$50 with the Turbo and my size. How could I refuse.......





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Old 06-28-22, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by top506
$50 with the Turbo and my size. How could I refuse.......
Great score! It looks to the 1990 model, as I beileve the 1991 rec'd a triple crankset. I never could get over the fact that the Technium Supercourse was lower in the product line than the Technium Grand Prix. It just seemed unnatural, having sold Raleigh during the early 1970s bicycle boom, when the order of these two models was reversed. Regardless, enjoy your new acquisition.
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Old 06-28-22, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
Great score! It looks to the 1990 model, as I beileve the 1991 rec'd a triple crankset. I never could get over the fact that the Technium Supercourse was lower in the product line than the Technium Grand Prix. It just seemed unnatural, having sold Raleigh during the early 1970s bicycle boom, when the order of these two models was reversed. Regardless, enjoy your new acquisition.
I don't remember Technium Supercourse and Grand Prix models. Are you thinking of the Raleigh USA steel lugged bikes? (I may be misremembering, or you may be talking about Raleigh Technium models that showed up after I stopped working for a Raleigh dealership.)

If you are talking about the Raleigh USA steel bikes, yes, the reversed hierarchy was strange. Reynolds 531 for the Grand Prix, "Raleigh 555" tubing for the Supercourse, where the earlier Grand Prix had had 2030 steel and the Supercourse had had 531 main tubes.

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Old 06-28-22, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
I don't remember Technium Supercourse and Grand Prix models. Are you thinking of the Raleigh USA steel lugged bikes? (I may be misremembering, or you may be talking about Raleigh Technium models that showed up after I stopped working for a Raleigh dealership.)

If you are talking about the Raleigh USA steel bikes, yes, the reversed hierarchy was strange. Reynolds 531 for the Grand Prix, "Raleigh 555" tubing for the Supercourse, where the earlier Grand Prix had had 2030 steel and the Supercourse had had 531 main tubes.
No, I meant Techium Supercourse and Technium Grand Prix. The bicycle in post #185 owned by @top506 is a Technium Supercourse. Also, the Supecourse was still higher than above the Grand Prix on those mid 1980s, brazed steel, Raleigh USA models. I'm not sure exactly when the hierachy changed but it was sometime during 1987-1990.
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Old 06-28-22, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
Are there any "Second Generation" Technium catalogs on the web?
I've got examples in 531, 753 and Prestige but have never found info all in one place.
I get the feeling that the guys in Washington knew they were doomed, but were having fun and wanted to show what they could do.
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The Team with Reynolds 753 was only made during 1990-1992 and was only offered with full Dura-Ace. Yours looks like it has been complete rebuilt, including the fork.
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Old 07-12-22, 06:43 AM
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Do you happen to know what the seatpost diameter is? I just bought a 25.4 for mine since it didn't come with a seat post but I'm wondering if it might actually be smaller.
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Old 10-05-22, 02:49 PM
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Just got this. These are the 'BEFORE' pictures.

Got it cheap on CL, mainly because 63s and 64s are scarce.



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Old 12-22-22, 10:33 AM
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I guess I should share this one here also. I did do a separate thread on the conversion. Anyway, found this one locally for a song of a price. Came with Shimano Exage 400/action parts. Bike appeared pretty much mint under the dirt and the components showed very little wear.


This is exactly how I brought it home.

After realizing just how nice it actually looked I tore it all down and then built it back up with a nice mix of Ultegra and Dura Ace parts. Dropped over 4 lbs off the bike in the process.


How it sits now. I hope it rides as good as it looks.


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Anyway, just adding it here as another example of these.
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Old 12-22-22, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by chiefkurtz
Got it cheap on CL, mainly because 63s and 64s are scarce.
That's a nice lavender color. I've also seen Techniums with a lighter lavender. What do you plan to do with it?
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Originally Posted by bbrush0047
Do you happen to know what the seatpost diameter is? I just bought a 25.4 for mine since it didn't come with a seat post but I'm wondering if it might actually be smaller.
I think they're all 26.8.
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Rebuild it, probably make it a townie.
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Originally Posted by chiefkurtz
Rebuild it, probably make it a townie.
Take a look at jamesdaks' Bike Forums-documented history of acquisitions of stunning road bikes. Townie bikes are not his thing.
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Finally got my Olympian cleaned up and on the road

Long over-due restoration update (pics).

Originally Posted by Rippstar
I just picked up a Technium Olympian. I'd love to learn more about it as I get to work cleaning it up and maybe upgrading some components. Here are a few details:

Raleigh USA Technium Olympian (Year:???)
6061-T8 Aluminum main triangle
Shimano Exage Motion groupset
Exage 300 EX rear mech
Exage 400 EX front mech
Exage 300 EX crankset
Biopace 52-40 chainrings / 7-speed freewheel
Sakae bars, stem, seatpost
Brooks Saddle of some sort???
Exage Sealed Mech hubs (32 hole)
700c alloy Weinmann rims
Vetta bottle cage

I posted more pics on this thread if you're interested:
Raleigh Technium Olympian Project
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I have two Raleighs that are Technium in name only, and one is likely a Raleigh in name only. One is an SBDU road frame in 753 with a bonded aluminum fork. I believe this was shipped in primer to the US and painted and decaled here. It says TECHNIUM on the top tube but is a lugged, brazed frame. The other looks almost exactly like it, and also has TECHNIUM on the top tube with a 753 designation as part of the graphic, but it is a track bike made with mostly aero tubing.


What I know about both of these bikes, which I bought at different times from different people is exactly ... nothing. I expect that both are from the mid-1980s, and the serial number of the road model indicates it was built in Nottingham, after the Ilkeston shop was closed down. The track bike has no serial number. The cynic in me says that the only 753 in the track frame might be the top tube and perhaps the chainstays, as they are the only non-aero tubes besides the headtube, which has a significant fairing added. I've seen dimpled 753 stays, but not as deep a groove as these, and my road frame has oval stays. There were supposedly two small batches of 753 aero tubes produced over the years and the crossection of this bike's tubes does not match at least one of them. It is my understanding that 753 cannot be cold worked, so the other tubes would have to have been factory produced, or of some other steel. Also, 753 is supposed to be silver-brazed, but this frame has all kinds of brass fillets. The components were mostly first-generation Dura Ace track, but this group lasted much longer than its road counterpart, well into the 1980s. The rear wheel had a rim to match the front but a Suntour Superbe track hub, which I've since swapped out for an inferior, but matching Dura Ace track hub (not easy to find in 28-hole!) Spokes are aero Wheelsmith 15 ga. The fork is a standard road model, possibly 753, with the crown heavily relieved, apparently for aerodynamics and weight reduction. It has a very short rake. My thinking is that a road fork was selected for expediency and possibly because it would have been considered more aerodynamic than a track fork with round blades. It also had a cut-down LaPrade seatpost, likely because the post needs to be within a cm, due to the lack of adjustment available. I was lucky and found a round Dura Ace seatpost that was the correct length for me. When I got it, it had a 130 mm Nitto stem and round handlebars.

The bike shows very little wear. Unencumbered by any facts, I think it likely that it was built by an American framebuilder for some special event, perhaps a record attempt or championship race. How much of it is actually 753, if any, or who built it, I may never know. It's possible that Mike Melton wielded the torch, but this is all conjecture. The graphics are almost identical to those of my road model, with the exception of the colors, with green substituted for blue. There is no head badge or decal. It rides beautifully, with predictably quick steering.



Have pity on the road model. It's setup for my wife and she likes the bars set high. The component group is Shimano 600 Tricolor, 7-speed. The serial number indicates 1987 or '88.

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'88 tri-lite

How much shade will I get for throwing Ultegra components, Threadless conversion, and custom paint job on a technium ? Cause hot dang I love this '88 63cm tri-lite
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How much shade will I get for throwing Ultegra components, Threadless conversion, and custom paint job on a technium ? Cause hot dang I love this '88 63cm tri-lite
If you like it, go for it! I rebuilt one this winter with a mix of Dura Ace/Ultegra parts. Felt great on it's first test ride and as nice as my paint is it's worthy of the upgrade.


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