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 .
> on 12/4/02 10:10 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org at
> email@example.com 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
> I'm really curious now. Do you know if the entire frame was glued?
> Dennis Young