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Old 02-21-17, 04:04 PM   #1
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Show Us Your Techniums! (Technium? Technia?)

Since tech is a Greek root, maybe I'm really asking to see your Technios. Whatever the plural, googling around reveals we've had a lot of Technium threads here over the years (mostly along the lines of "Anybody ever heard of a Technium before?") but no "show us" thread yet, so here it is.

Tell us what you know for sure about yours. Tell us what you think you know about yours. Dates, materials used, which frame parts are steel/aluminum/titanium - there were lots of combinations, apparently! If you have access to Raleigh USA catalogs post 'em up. It seems from the late 1980s 'til the early 2000s, all the Raleigh catalogs available online are scarce and UK-specific? I'd love to be proven wrong on that, so post links if ya got 'em.

Drive side shot of my Raleigh Technium Pro:



What I know: Aluminum main tubes (Easton E9). Stays, BB, seat cluster & head tube unit are all steel, with 4130 cro-mo steel fork. Made in "Seattle." (Kent, WA.)

Speculation: Based on the Shimano Exage Action brakes, I think this bike was originally specced with that group. Everything else was changed around at some point before I picked it up, and the parts it's currently wearing are a mis-mash updating to my taste.

Speculation: 1990 model year? Based on the R90******* serial number and pics of a lot of purported '91 models posted online that look similar, but not exactly like this bike. Or maybe the '9' means 1989?

UPDATE: @T-Mar provides the key to decoding USA TEchnium serial numbers:
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The serial number format for a Technium should be Rydddyxxxxs where:

R=Raleigh
yy = numerals indicating year
ddd = numerals indicating day of year
xxxx = numerals indicating sequential frame number
s = letters indicating shift, where A= morning and B= evening

Example: R902810735A indicates 735th frame built during the morning shift of the 28th day of 1991.
And further reference material from T-Mar to help identify and date your Technios:

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Here's the 1990 Technium info from my catalogue & price list.

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1990 Olympian, Shimano 300EX, $375-$425
1990 Supercourse, 6061 T8 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano 400EX, $45-$525.
1990 Grand Prix, 6061 T8 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, SunTour Radius, $550-$625
1990 Prestige, Easton E9 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano RX100, $600-$700
1990 Pro, Easton E9 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano 105SC, $875-750

ATB:

1990 Obsession, 6061 T8 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano 300LX, $450-$500
1990 Heat, 6061 T8 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano 500LX, $525-$575
1990 Instinct LX, Easton E9 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano Deore LX, $575-$650
1990 Instinct XCD, Easton E9 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, SunTour XCD, $625-$7000
1990 Chill, Easton E9 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano Deore DX, $675-$750
1990 Peak, Easton E9 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano Deore XT, $950-$1050

Hybrid:

1990 Olympian CX, 6061 T8 aluminum, w/CrMo stays & fork, Shimano 300LX, $425-$450

I believe I also have 1991 & 1992 price lists. I also have sporadic info on pre-1990 Technium models from road tests, advertisements, etc. I will slowly add these to the thread. The OP may want to ammend post #1, to include these, to make it an easier to find resource.

1991 models. Sorry, no info on stay & fork mat'l.

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1991 Olympian FT, 6061 T6 aluminum, Shimano 300EX/LX, $435
1991 Supercourse FT, 6061 T8 aluminum, Shimano 500EX/LX, $560
1991 Grand Prix, 6061 T8 aluminum, SunTour Radius, $535
1991 Pro, Easton E9 aluminum, Shimano 105SC, $760
1991 Competition, Reynolds 531, Shimano 600 Ultegra, $1200
1991, Team, Reynolds 753, Shimano Dura-Ace STI, $2000

ATB:

1991 Obsession, 6061 T8 aluminum, Shimano 400LX, $515
1991 Heat, 6061 T8 aluminum, Shimano 500LX, $585
1991 Instinct, 6061 T8 aluminum, Shimano Deore LX/DX, $625
1991 Chill, Easton E9 aluminum, Shimano Deore DX, $750
1991 Peak, Easton E9 aluminum, Shimano Deore XT, $1050

Hybrid:

1991 Olympian CX, 6061 T8 aluminum, Shimano 300EX/LX, $475

1992 line:

Road:

1992 Olympian, 6061 T6 aluminum,CrMo fork, Shimano 300EX, $419
1992 Supercourse FT, 6061 T8 aluminum, CrMo fork, Shimano 500EX/LX, $625
1992 Pro, Easton E9 aluminum, CrMo fork, Shimano 105SC, $854
1992 Competition, Reynolds 531, Reynolds 531 fork, Shimano 600 Ultegra STI, $1406
1992 Team, Reynolds 753, Reynolds 753 fork, Shimano Dura-Ace STI, $2317

ATB:

1992 Heat, 6061 T8 aluminum, CrMo fork, Shimano Deore LX, $636
1992 Chill, Easton E9 aluminum, CrMo fork, Shimano Deore DX, $782
1992 Peak, Easton E9 aluminum, aluminum fork, Shimano Deore XT, $1094
1992 Sheer, Easton E9 aluminum w/carbon fibre wrap, Rock Shox Mag 20, Shimano Deore XT, $1552

Hybrid:

1992 Dash AL, 6061 T8 aluminum w/CrMo stays and forks, Shimano 300LX, $460
1992 Dash MAX, 6061 T8 aluminum w/CrMo stays and forks, Shimano 500CX, $545
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If memory serves, the USA Technii were made between '87 and '93 at the plant in Kent, WA, just south of Seattle. Raleigh needed Boeing's expertise in bonding dissimilar metals and so decided to settle nearby.

I don't have a current Technium but I have flipped a boatload. Love 'em. Ride is very smooth for the era on most. And no, I haven't ever seen one come apart.
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... And no, I haven't ever seen one come apart.
Oh, man, that is a HUGE (and sometimes bitter) point of contention on some of those old threads! Broken Technios are welcome here, too. Especially if you know the story behind the breakage. But please, no "I heard from my second cousin's friend's sister who knew a guy who I think possibly worked at a bike shop..." stuff on this thread, if we can avoid it, please
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Sold this one in 2015. Still have the wheels... SR sealed hubs & Arraya 27" rims. Great riding bike.
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Thanks for showing your Techniums, guys. I've been riding mine since I bought it in 1990
as a leftover. This bike has been just pure awesome, especially after I put the aluminum
fork on and dropped a couple pounds. It now weighs 20 lbs. I can't say enough about the
Technium. It is just flexible enough to be comfortable on long rides, but when I want some
speed, I just reach into the drops and pull it out. I am not what I would call a strong rider,
so I have not reached the limit of what this bike can do.
I usually take it out for 60-milers in the summer and my pace is about 16. I have to admit
that one reason I ride the Technium is because it is U.S. I am proud to do-so.



Manufactured June 8, 1989
Repainted in May 2000 by The Color Factory
Frame: 58cm seattube, 57cm toptube.
6061-T8 Alcoa aluminum maintubes (Vickers hardness 136)
Tange chrome-moly stays, lugs, headtube, dropouts and b.b.
Fork: Kinesis Road-D threadless alloy
Crankset: Campagnolo Veloce (53-39)
Chainrings: Stronglight 5083 alloy
Rear derailleur: Suntour Superbe Pro (5200)
Front derailleur: Suntour XCM 3040 (original part)
Shifters: Suntour Accushift (2nd set)
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Veloce
Rims: Sun Venus 700c, 28H rear, 20H front
Hubs: Royce RH30 high flange rear,
Hope Mono Pro III front
Spokes: DTSwiss single-butted 14g
Skewers: Campagnolo Victory
Stem: ITM The Big One 110mm
Handlebar: Scott LF Liteflite 40cm
Brake Calipers: Campagnolo Veloce
Brake levers: Cane Creek SCR-5C
Brake blocks: Fibrax 310 Sprint
Headset: Cane Creek 110 Classic 1"
Chain: Sachs PG
Freewheel: Sachs 14-28 (6-sp)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Chorus Shorty 26.8
Saddle: Terry Falcon Y
Pedals: Speedplay Frog Ti
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If memory serves, the USA Technii were made between '87 and '93 at the plant in Kent, WA, just south of Seattle. Raleigh needed Boeing's expertise in bonding dissimilar metals and so decided to settle nearby.

I don't have a current Technium but I have flipped a boatload. Love 'em. Ride is very smooth for the era on most. And no, I haven't ever seen one come apart.

Thanks for the good word on the Techniums, barg! The Techniums actually came out in '86.
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That's a beautiful hill-climbing bike, Lasc. Your seat tube lug is like the ones on the 753 Team Techniums (and the cousins from England, the Dynatechs).



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Since tech is a Greek root, maybe I'm really asking to see your Technios. Whatever the plural, googling around reveals we've had a lot of Technium threads here over the years (mostly along the lines of "Anybody ever heard of a Technium before?") but no "show us" thread yet, so here it is.

Tell us what you know for sure about yours. Tell us what you think you know about yours. Dates, materials used, which frame parts are steel/aluminum/titanium - there were lots of combinations, apparently! If you have access to Raleigh USA catalogs post 'em up. It seems from the late 1980s 'til the early 2000s, all the Raleigh catalogs available online are scarce and UK-specific? I'd love to be proven wrong on that, so post links if ya got 'em.

What I know: Aluminum main tubes (Easton E9). Stays, BB, seat cluster & head tube unit are all steel, with 4130 cro-mo steel fork. Made in "Seattle." (Kent, WA.)

Speculation: Based on the Shimano Exage Action brakes, I think this bike was originally specced with that group. Everything else was changed around at some point before I picked it up, and the parts it's currently wearing are a mis-mash updating to my taste.

Speculation: 1990 model year? Based on the R90******* serial number and pics of a lot of purported '91 models posted online that look similar, but not exactly like this bike.
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I just sold this one, it was at a local resale store for a month or two. It had been sitting beyond the edge of a overhang so I had to clean up some rust on the brakes, they were stuck when I got it. Couldn't figure out the exact year, and I don't think I have the serial number anymore. Did have an Alcoa aluminum sticker on the down tube. Was a little too tall for me, I really liked the blue/pink combo.

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Just dragged home a Technium Olympian, though I'm not sure how to post pics. "Upgraded" over time with a mix of parts. Campy rims, RX100 rear der. 600 shifters on tri bars. Odd set up.
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Here's a Technium Trilite I had briefly 6 or 7 years ago. I got a nice deal on it, but it was way too small. I was mostly after the Cyclone 7000 parts, the Stronglight headset, white anodized Dia Compe brakes and the hard anodized Araya wheelset that came with it.
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That's a beautiful hill-climbing bike, Lasc. Your seat tube lug is like the ones on the 753 Team Techniums (and the cousins from England, the Dynatechs).
Like the white one in your photostream? Don't hold back, post some pics of that one, too.

A few more shots of the bike in post #1 -


Weird, cheap Chinese "vinyl" (I think it's actually some kind of neoprene) bar tape applied by Bibendum's evil twin Hard to beleive that's just one layer; it's so puffy.


Took off the motley oxidized alloy single pivot brakes to add some more blackness with the Tekro calipers. Added more chrome with them, too.



The Exage 400 RD seems to match the one on the blue bike posted by @mzr, above. Maybe that's what it came with? I just assumed this thing would have come with more "race bike" type stuff. The triple on mine is a Sugino XD, added by me.


These Shimano Light Action shifters came with the bike when I got it; only they were attached to the riser stem that was on the bike!
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I refurbished and sold a small 86 Technium 440 a couple years ago. Awesome color, accushift shifting, and Alcoa aluminum. It was a nkce entry rider once fixed up, but overall just not memorable...except for a coupe neat things.

1- loved how the seatstays connected to the seat tube and integrated the seatpost bolt.
2- it was originally sold at Modern Bike back when that place was an actual local bike shop and not an online retailer.

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A few I've worked on....
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If memory serves, the USA Technii were made between '87 and '93 at the plant in Kent, WA, just south of Seattle. Raleigh needed Boeing's expertise in bonding dissimilar metals and so decided to settle nearby.
And, IIRC, the frames and fittings were designed by Tim Isaac, after he left Trek and before he started Match Bicycle Company.
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And, IIRC, the frames and fittings were designed by Tim Isaac, after he left Trek and before he started Match Bicycle Company.
John, did Tim Isaac refer to the Vitus or Alan frame designs when he conceived the Technium?
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John, did Tim Isaac refer to the Vitus or Alan frame designs when he conceived the Technium?
I'm sure he did. While I don't know any specifics of his work for Raleigh USA, at Trek he had samples of Vitus, AlAn, SR, and other bonded, non-ferrous frames to study while designing the Trek bonded aluminum frame.
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I have an '89 PRE that my son rides fixie. One cool and tough bike. Here is a pic from a few years back...


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I still need to tear down this Technium. This is how I found it:

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Technium Olympian that I know next to nothing about, really been messed with along the way. RX100 RD that someone had put on doesn't have a long enough cage for the drivetrain, Campy rims laced to mismatched hubs, 600 shifters mounted on the wonderful tribars....
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Any special reason? Do they differ from the rest of the line in any way that you know of? When I started this thread, I was hoping to find out more about the many, many variations Technium. I bought two of them from a guy last spring and they are very different bikes.
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Any special reason? Do they differ from the rest of the line in any way that you know of? When I started this thread, I was hoping to find out more about the many, many variations Technium. I bought two of them from a guy last spring and they are very different bikes.
Pretty sure the Olympian was/is an entry sort of touring rig. Triple and cantis were original equipment, at least as far as I can tell with this one.
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I'm sure he did. While I don't know any specifics of his work for Raleigh USA, at Trek he had samples of Vitus, AlAn, SR, and other bonded, non-ferrous frames to study while designing the Trek bonded aluminum frame.

I see that Trek used the Alcoa aluminum, like Raleigh USA did on the Techniums. Trek used the T6, though, while Raleigh USA used the T8. These are the only companies I know of, in the 80's, that used Alcoa, or, at least, advertised it on their bicycles. Not sure if this is related to Tim Isaac. I'd like to learn about how he derived the formula that permitted him to use aluminum tubing in common, steel-diameters on the Techniums. Perhaps this is the reason for going with the T8.
The Easton E9 on Lasc's Technium is, I think, a step above the Alcoa T8, but I don't know the Brinell or Vickers numbers for the E9.
I once heard a rumour that some Techniums were made from 7005, but I have never seen one, so I am tending to doubt it.
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531 steel Technium with aluminum lugs --- little bitty size --- cute little bike -- looked great with its tri color 600 group (until I stripped it )


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Pretty sure the Olympian was/is an entry sort of touring rig. Triple and cantis were original equipment, at least as far as I can tell with this one.
You're thinking of the Alyeska and/or Kodiak. The Olympian was the entry-level Technium model; main frame aluminum, forks and stays hi-ten, budget running gear.
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