[CR]Raleigh of America & Glued Frames


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From: "Raoul Delmare" <R.Delmare@Charter.net>
To: "Dennis Young" <mail@woodworkingboy.com>, "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <BA13D5D7.1139%mail@woodworkingboy.com>
Subject: [CR]Raleigh of America & Glued Frames
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 18:30:56 -0600

These were the invention of Raleigh of America .

There were many many different companies who passed ownership of that name back and forth .

But , since Raleigh ( Nottingham ) had sold the right to use the name and trademarks ( in the U.S.A. ) it was a very separate company .

Anyway , they had a factory or factories in the North West . Maybe Seattle area ?

The Raleigh ( of America ) Techniums were made in huge numbers ( still all over eBay all the time ) .

Three main tubes were slightly oversize aluminum .

All else was regular brazed ( at least at first ) steel . Forks ( at least at first ) were all steel .

Imagine brazing the rear triangle to the seat lug and bottom bracket .

Now glue an aluminum seat tube in between .

Not sure of the order of assembly , or how heat sensitive the glue was .

Many many of them still running around .

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas


----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis Young
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 5:55 PM
Subject: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous digest, Vol 1 #1919 - 23 msgs



> on 12/4/02 10:10 AM, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org at
> classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org wrote:
>
> > Folks, you're re-inventing the wheel. Raleigh USA "Technium" had (have? are
> > they still made?) gluing fins on the lugs, to maintain a constant gap,
> > starting in about '83 I think. Lots of brands have been glued tube to lug
> > with various glues through the decades. Usually not very interesting frames
> > to me, but some folks like 'em. (I guess I wouldn't say no to an Exxon
> > Graftek (sp?) if you offered me one though.)
> >
> > The requirement of extra rigidity in the joint seems to be a common thread,
> > making the lugs rather bulky and heavy.
> >
> > Mark Bulgier
> > Seattle, Wa
> > USA
> >
> Mark,
> I'm really curious now. Do you know if the entire frame was glued?

>

> Thanks,

> Dennis Young