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Old 02-17-09, 12:38 AM
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Raleigh Prestige year ID

Hey, I have this Raleigh Prestige, I'm looking to find out the year it was made. I checked the raleigh serial # database, and I believe it's too new for that particular database. I have a feeling it's somewhere in the early 90's. Anyone that could help, I would greatly appreciate it!

FWIW, It's got Suntour Cyclone 7000 component group on it, and Dia-Compe II brakes. Thanks guys!
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Old 02-17-09, 01:26 PM
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My guess is '89-90. It's an educated guess,but still a guess.
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Old 02-17-09, 01:29 PM
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Suggest you collect the date codes on a couple of the components, and look it up on vintage Trek. If it is 1993 or newer, you probably will find it on bikepedia as well.
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Old 02-17-09, 02:00 PM
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Your seat post is bent. You'll need a new one. ;-)
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Old 02-21-09, 03:41 AM
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Okay, so I checked out the crank arms and the brake calipers. the brakes are Royal-Compe IIs (dia compe), and they were marked B0287. This leads me to believe they were made in Feb. of 87'. Also, the crank arms were marked D-C, and via the vintage trek frame, those were made in March of 87'. So I'm pretty certain that it's an 87' prestige. Big thanks to wrk101! I'll look into getting a seatpost that isn't bent, ha! (it's a little cramped, found that post on sale for 30 bucks down from 85! It's a Thomson Elite)
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Old 02-21-09, 08:28 AM
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If it's cramped with that seatpost (with the set-back), you may find it more cramped with a regular one. That's a smallish frame, looks to be a 52cm, and if you're 5'6" or higher, in general you'll find that frame too small. A set-back seat post and longer stem may help, but again, if you're cramped wtih that seat post, either it's too low, or you need to expand the bike a bit.

By the way, that's a great looking bike. Technium is underrated, in my experience. I've always found them to be light, nice frames. I missed on a Technium Pro last month, it still hurts.
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I haven't ridden with this seatpost. It was kinda cramped with the original one (no setback). I saw that post, and thought it would be a way cheaper way to get some more room than a longer stem. It's a 54cm, i have a schwinn tempo that's a 56 and fits just right. I like the raleigh, but I'm not a huge fan of aluminum... I got it from a triathlete, when he was upgrading to a carbon bike. It's in nearly immaculate condition, very few scratches and dings, no dents. thanks for the compliments!
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Old 02-21-09, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by FixedinIA View Post
I haven't ridden with this seatpost. It was kinda cramped with the original one (no setback). I saw that post, and thought it would be a way cheaper way to get some more room than a longer stem. It's a 54cm, i have a schwinn tempo that's a 56 and fits just right. I like the raleigh, but I'm not a huge fan of aluminum... I got it from a triathlete, when he was upgrading to a carbon bike. It's in nearly immaculate condition, very few scratches and dings, no dents. thanks for the compliments!
I ride a 56 too, and I made a 54 fit by the setback on the saddle and a 120mm stem. I tried a 140mm, didn't feel right, nose too far over the front, I think. Good luck.
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Nice Technium! Can you post more pics of it? Especially the fork. I'd like to compare the details to my 58cm Technium Pro frame that I acquired. Trying to determine its year too.
Mine came with some Shimano 105 remnants. It's a bit large for me, but still manageable.


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