[CR]Raleigh TECHNIUM 440

From: "II LONG" <r4959l@msn.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 00:32:12 +0000
Subject: [CR]Raleigh TECHNIUM 440


This is my second Raleigh find in two months :) But I have to admit that I've never heard of this one. It says "Advanced Composite Technology" down the seat tube, Suntour shifting, Sakaie (SR) crankset, seatpost, and stem, Maillard hubs, 27 x 1 1/4 wheels, Dia-Compe side pull brakes and levers. The tubes are marked 6013-T6 aluminum and they are heat bonded to the lugs. Oh, it has one set of waterbottle brackets on the DT. It looks like new, but I know it isn't. Also, for aluminum it isn't very light, though I havn't officially weighed it yet. Nice metallic blue with hardly a scratch. Is anyone familiar with this bike? I havn't had the time to research it yet, although I could have in less time than I spent writing this. But this is more fun;-)

P.S. I just found a crack in the left, rear dropout on the Raleigh Grand Prix. Bummer. TIG time.

Richard Long (RIX
Temecula, CA