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80's Raleigh Technium Pro 56cm

Chopped Risers, Threaded to Threadless conversion w/no name stem, Oury glow-in-the-darks

Raw Steel, Aheadset

Box Rim, Shimano hub, mixed bag of spokes (stainless, black, silver), Gatorskin rubber

Weinmann Deep V, Shimano hub, Special K rubber

Origin8 cranks and spindle, Shimano bb, no name ring 48

Steel, Drillium post, Sette saddle (soon to be Pure V)

80's Track Pedals, MKS AL Clips, Soma Leather Straps.

Surly 17t, 48 ring

The Raleigh Technium is a rad blend of aluminum piping in non-crucial areas, steel piping in areas which receive lots of shock, and steel lugs. This makes for the ride of a steel frame, with the lightness and response of aluminum. In short, i love this bike. It was stripped down, sanded, and repainted blue. The original Raleigh badge on the front was removed along with brake lines, and cable housings. Originally, since the bike didn't have semi-horizontal dropouts, and wasn't a track bike, it was hard to achieve proper gearing. I solved the problem by using a round file and filing out some space in the dropouts. It now gets proper tension, and everything is gravy. Looking back on the build, this bike was more frustrating, and gave me more trouble than any other ride ever has. I was close to the point of cutting my losses and selling the bike after four months of building and still not being able to ride, but i held on, and now I'm really glad i did. Thank you Ben, and REI for all your help and for letting me use the shop. i appreciate it guys...

People who friended this bike trans4mer, CONDENADO, andyfarag1018, amamin, trudeljb

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