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Old 08-31-04, 03:46 PM
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Raleigh Technium Pro

I just found a Raleigh Technium Pro with full Shimano 105 gruppo while on a business trip today. They are asking $100.00 for it. It appears to be a 56 or 58cm. (I didn't have a means to measure). It also has LOOK pedals. I'm unsure of the model year. It has a threaded headset. (so its not a very recent model) The rims are 700cX23's.

Just wondering what the majority think of the price. I'd also love to hear from Technium owners.

I am familure with the Raleigh line, so don't need to be schooled on that point. I've just never run accross a Technium before. (or any post 1980 Raleigh).

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Originally Posted by N7CZinMT
I just found a Raleigh Technium Pro with full Shimano 105 gruppo while on a business trip today. They are asking $100.00 for it. It appears to be a 56 or 58cm. (I didn't have a means to measure). It also has LOOK pedals. I'm unsure of the model year. It has a threaded headset. (so its not a very recent model) The rims are 700cX23's.

Just wondering what the majority think of the price. I'd also love to hear from Technium owners.

I am familure with the Raleigh line, so don't need to be schooled on that point. I've just never run accross a Technium before. (or any post 1980 Raleigh).

Thanks,

Bob
I rode a technium Raleigh, circa 1988, as my around town thrash bike for many years. The tubing is very flexible and forgiving, maybe the most conmfortable ride I've ever felt. A lot of people use these as touring bikes even today and I would hgihly recommend grabbing it for 100 beans
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Hey thanks zensuit. I couldn't believe how light the bike is. I did a google search on the bike and found there were also some MTB Techniums made. So just to clairify, this is a road bike. (I think the 105 gruppo gave that away)

I'm interested in your comment regarding frame flex. I'm not looking for it to be a tourer, I already have a Bianchi San Remo for that. It would be my "racer" type road bike. Do you think it is to flexie for that purpouse?

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Originally Posted by N7CZinMT
Hey thanks zensuit. I couldn't believe how light the bike is. I did a google search on the bike and found there were also some MTB Techniums made. So just to clairify, this is a road bike. (I think the 105 gruppo gave that away)

I'm interested in your comment regarding frame flex. I'm not looking for it to be a tourer, I already have a Bianchi San Remo for that. It would be my "racer" type road bike. Do you think it is to flexie for that purpouse?

Thanks agian.

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Depends on the thickness of the tubing...mine was pretty much standard thickness, slightly oversized and I could flex the frame a lot...enough that I could actually feel extra chain rub on climbs...now if you don't mind that...and some people don't...it might be a decent racer bike...
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Thanks again! I think I'll pass on it.
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I have a 1990 Raleigh Technium 400 that I use as a trainer/tourer. Very solid old bike, never have experienced any frame flex.
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I rode one for a year or so when I was between bikes; my cousin loaned it to me. Flexy bike. I went from OCLV to that to Cannondale, so my ass was probably calibrated for stiffness which made it seem more flexy than it might have been.

I want to get that bike back and do a fixie conversion on it, though. Good ride in spite of its noodle quality.
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