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    Show Us Your Raleigh's!!!!!

    I guess I'll get it going with my spankin' new ('04) Ram XT 2500.

    -05 Sherman Flick 150mm
    -X-9 Shifters and Derailleur
    -Mavic F219 Disc rims w/ XT hubs and 2.5 WTB Weirwolf's
    -Race Face Prodigy XC cranks and FR BB (soon to be Evolve w/ X-type BB)
    -Deore Hydro's with an 8" up front/6" in back
    -Shimano 545 Pedals
    -Easton EA70 post, Ritchey stem, Specialized Enduro bar

    This will primarily be a light-duty freeride, rad ass trailbike!
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    my 2004 raleigh xt 3500
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    my 04 3500xt

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    2003 M-80
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage
    I guess I'll get it going with my spankin' new ('04) Ram XT 2500.

    -05 Sherman Flick 150mm
    -X-9 Shifters and Derailleur
    -Mavic F219 Disc rims w/ XT hubs and 2.5 WTB Weirwolf's
    -Race Face Prodigy XC cranks and FR BB (soon to be Evolve w/ X-type BB)
    -Deore Hydro's with an 8" up front/6" in back
    -Shimano 545 Pedals
    -Easton EA70 post, Ritchey stem, Specialized Enduro bar

    This will primarily be a light-duty freeride, rad ass trailbike!
    Nice bike -- I'd look into getting a 20mm thru-axle for the front to stiffen it up. Can be done fairly cheaply.
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    Raleigh 2004 Inferno

    Sold as a Frame Only. Dogs not included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewpalooza
    Nice bike -- I'd look into getting a 20mm thru-axle for the front to stiffen it up. Can be done fairly cheaply.
    Whoa... a 6 inch SC fork with a QR axle? Crazy... Uh... You can't convert standard QR into 20 mm. You have to get new lowers with the 20 mm dropouts. Manitou uses an optional hex-lock axle. My first impressions are good, feels stiff.

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    The QR is plenty stiff....

    for my style of riding. Even blowing through rock gardens and fast rooty downhills, I didn't notice any flex of deflection. I have yet to do any drops. I had to stay budget minded when building the bike. But I foretell a Sherman Slider in my future!

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    I just ordered a o3 Sherman Firefly. I hope I like it as much as you like your flick. (^.^) From what I hear, it's a great fork. And hopefully it won't die on me as so many other forks have.

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    my raleigh



    '02 m600 frame
    LX/XT drivetrain
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    Yes, I know it still needs a chain.

    (washer and dryer not included... )

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    muddy Talus Team

    04 team talus. 22.5 lbs
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    doughter's Tess with XTR

    Baby girl's Tess with hand me down XTR
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    This bike was orignally baught by my buddy back when we were in grade school. last summer me and him moved in together with our gf's. turns out women suck. my buddy and his women moved far away but this beauty lol, has been left chained to this tree outside my apartment for over a yr, im thinking of cutting the chain and making her my own, a single speed probably.

    this bike is probably from the 1990-1993 era im not sure. i baught my huffy in 5th grade with money i saved for yrs, then he saved more and baught this bike, put my huffster to shame. well here she is in all her rusted glory.

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    Heres a pic of my 2005 Raleigh RDS 7. As far as I am aware, this model is only sold in South Africa. It features a single pivot ali frame with Fox Float R at the back and an F100R fork. My version has a full XT grpupset including dual control shifters and discs. So far I am very impressed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by headshot
    Heres a pic of my 2005 Raleigh RDS 7. As far as I am aware, this model is only sold in South Africa. It features a single pivot ali frame with Fox Float R at the back and an F100R fork. My version has a full XT grpupset including dual control shifters and discs. So far I am very impressed...
    A guy in our group rides a yellow one, alo seem to enjoy the RDS quite abit. Still...I dunno bike seems heavy compared to my almost stock Giant NRS3. I love the RM9 hardtail frame thought.

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    Not that heavy

    Your mate would be the Dirtrider dude who rides an RDS 5. The frame aint heavy, its the components that do it. Mine is just a tad heavier than my giant hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headshot
    Your mate would be the Dirtrider dude who rides an RDS 5. The frame aint heavy, its the components that do it. Mine is just a tad heavier than my giant hardtail.
    Yup that's him. You know him?

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    Warthogs

    Just his email name. He pops up regularly on the Warthogs mailing list. He loves the RDS, rates it as a far better ridr than his NRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headshot
    Just his email name. He pops up regularly on the Warthogs mailing list. He loves the RDS, rates it as a far better ridr than his NRS.
    Aahh yes. Well he does not own a NRS, his girlfriend does, which is a small, he rides a large frame so the RDS will feel better than the NRS to him.

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    2001 M80

    This is my wife's hardtail, which is basically stock and is doing comfort duty, though it did some serious rides before we got her a FS bike. The only changes are:

    - LX shifters - taken from her Rocky ETSX
    - Weyless riser bar - comfy position for cruising with stock stem
    - Avid SD3 rear brake - added after adjustment screw stripped on stock Tektro
    - Older, cushier Velo saddle taken off my V-Link

    We used to have SRAM Rockets on this bike, but they went to the ETSX. The ETSX now has SRAM ESP (8-spd!), so the Rockets may go back on the M80. We both like twist shift...


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    My Ram 2500 ('05) built up as best I could:

    Swinger 4-way coil
    Shi#mano lx/xt derailleurs/shifters
    Avid 8" bbdb F/R
    Avid speed dial levers
    Truvativ hussefelt cranks/Gigapipe DH BB/Raceface NS Bashguard
    Intense mag 30 dh rims on hadley hubs
    Maxxis mobsters (2.7 F/2.5 R) - DH casings
    Marzocchi 66VF (150 mm travel version)

    The out of frame bike leaning against the tree is my roommate's SC chameleon. Took this photo at "Work."
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    New question here. How did you get your hands on one of these

    Quote Originally Posted by headshot
    Heres a pic of my 2005 Raleigh RDS 7. As far as I am aware, this model is only sold in South Africa. It features a single pivot ali frame with Fox Float R at the back and an F100R fork. My version has a full XT grpupset including dual control shifters and discs. So far I am very impressed...
    From SoAf?
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    SA indeed!

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    From SoAf?
    Why so confused MY? You should fly down and join us for some stunning rides. Its cheap here if you have $

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    Only just read the heading ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellow Yellow
    From SoAf?
    Raleigh is staging a come back in SA. They have a full MTB and road range which are very good value considering the frame quality and parts spec.

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    Good job! I guess I should have read your profile

    Quote Originally Posted by headshot
    Raleigh is staging a come back in SA. They have a full MTB and road range which are very good value considering the frame quality and parts spec.
    To see that you are FROM S.A. I assumed that you got one here in the U.S.A.

    I checked Raleigh S.A.'s website. The higher end stuff looks good (both road and off road). The middle and lower end stuff is still rather hoaky.
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    1991 Raleigh Technium Chill

    I picked this one up for cheap and have started cleaning it up. There's a little more info on my vintage site and I'll post better photos once it's done. I always liked the dual material "Technium" bikes. This one has a front triangle of aluminum tubing bonded to steel lugs and a steel rear triangle.
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    Brand new Raleigh M80. I picked it up today actually. Deore shifters and front derailer, with a Deore LX rear derailer. Rock Shox Judy 80mm fork.







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    here is my 2004 ram 4.0, parts that have been upgraded. the fork 2004 RockShox Psylo SL, the front rim Sun rimsDoubleTrack And a a Ritchy 20mm hub , the pedals Shimono pd-m424(soon to be Crank Bros Mallet c's) I am also replacing the no name shock with a Fox vinilla this weekend. after all of that I will be replacing the Derailers with some XTR's





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    double post

    my bad I double posted
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    Brought it home

    Here is my new '05 Ram 4.0 in my LBS as I was doing the final tune up before taking it home. It is stock except the I chose the Diamonback platforms for pedals. I still have teh Shimano 520's that came with it for when I make the jump to clipless.

    My LBS owner liked it so much after I let him ride it, he is going to get one for himself (I guess there are a few '05's left in the warehouse). I am totally stoked about this riding season.
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    Good job!

    Here's my '04 Avenger. Normally I run a '99 Fox FLOAT R shock, but early season when I'm not riding off road I swap the shock out for the piece of aluminum that you see in its place to make it a hardtail.
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    2005 Ram XT 2500..

    I just built this up for my Girlfriend. She's pretty stoked on it. It's not totally finsished. The wheelset will be F219's with XT rear hub and a Quando TX 20mm front, XT discs with 8" rotors.

    The fork came off a Trek Session 7. It's a 1.5 Manitou Stance 170mm w/ TPC+ . Pretty sick...
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    Sorry for the double post.
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    This is my new 2006 Mojave 8.0. I have had it several weeks and having been riding it almost daily. I absolutely love it. I changed the the seat post and stem. I wanted to try a longer stem without paying a whole lot to get a feel for the length so I found a bargain at JensonUSA. I plan on replacing the two items with better quality pretty quickly. I am a clydesdale so I was concerned about the frame. So far it is very stiff and the only thing that needed tweaked was the spring in the fork. I replaced it with a extra firm one from Manitou. That was right at twenty dollars. It is equipped with all Deore except the rear der. which is LX. The wheels are joy-tech hubs with Alex Dm-21's. I figure when if I start having problems with them I can go to the Deore XT/Rhynolyte rim combo. The Hayes MX-2's stop really good. Can you tell I am very happy with the bike? I know Raleigh's get a bad rap on here but I wanted something different and wanted a good value. I feel that I got both.
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    2005 Ram XT 2500..

    I know I posted this once before, but that was before it was totally finished. Here it is, final incarnation. Rear wheel is a XM321 with an XT hub, FSA 1.5 headset with an FSA FR200 75mm stem, Scott O/S FR bar 1.5" rise, 8" rotor up front and a 7" in the rear with Deore Hydro's.

    The rear adapter is an Avid 185mm. It'll work for the rear with Shimano's, but not the front. I tried two calipers and two different adapters, but the front adapters aren't perfectly flat were they interface with the caliper. I tried one set of the CPS washers on the bottom bolt and that would make up for the bevel, but I only got about 80% pad contact on the rotor, so I said screw it and went 8".

    The front tire is a 2.2 Specialized Adrenaline Pro. It's about 4mm wider than the 2.5 WTB Weirwolf rear, yet 100grams lighter... weird, but whatever, it works. The wheels are handbuilt by myself, my first set. I'm glad I'm using my girlfriend as the Guinnea Pig... hehe....

    The fork is sick! So underrated. Of course it's OEM with TPC+ and 170mm, not like the typical Stance. If the Kingpin feels like this, I might pick one up. Excellent small bump compliance, and forget about bottoming it!
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    mattsavage. I was just curious what frame size the red xt2500 was??

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaha394
    mattsavage. I was just curious what frame size the red xt2500 was??
    It's a 17". It had its maiden freeride voyage this weekend. It's so nice. Perfectly balanced front to rear, super light in the air. I'm gonna try to get my hands on another, in my size.
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    My brother's m800, just bought it for $100.

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    matt, i dont have a raleigh and you know it.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Raleigh Cafe Racer - #1 of 1

    Submitted for your approval. Even though it's not a mountain bike, I thought you folks might appreciate it - especially the over caffeinated readers.

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    When Shimano introduced the concept of flat bar road bikes years ago, they held a design competition to highlight the new Rapidfire shifters and front derailleurs for road bikes.

    My vision was a vehicle that represented the fastest way to ride between any two points, as long as they were both Starbucks locations. Of course, now there are so many of them that the ride could be as short as to the next corner of the same block!

    The Cafe Racer has evolved in specification over time, becoming lighter and more efficient since the show. For example, the original version had RockShox Ruby SL suspension up front, with one of their Road suspension posts in back.

    Certain items, like the British Racing Green Candy C pedals and Bronze tread Continental tires, didn't exist at the time of the original build, but certainly compliment the graphic scheme and match the intended use.

    For safe drinking, the color and graphic matched Elite insulated bottle features an integrated thermometer, so you don't burn yourself on over-heated brew. To keep your joe warm for the long haul, there's an Ibis Hot Unit stainless thermos and bottle cage.

    Anyway, enjoy the peek at a piece of rare Raleigh history - brewed for speed. I've owned a few Raleighs, and eventually sold all the rest, but this one is part of my permanent collection.

    Cheers,
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    sweet ride !



    now i'm missing my old street racer.

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    Good job! Raleigh XT 3500 / MARZOCCHI 888 203mm

    Hello People,

    I've arranged myself a Raleigh XT 3500 frame, I'm planning to build it with the MARZOCCHI 888 203mm, though the frame is suppose to work with a 170mm and not 203mm I wanted to hear if anybody else did something similar with another brand of down crown fork ...

    I confirmed with Raleigh Support over the phone that it's ok, however wanted to hear it from Raleigh riders, any comments ? I'll appreciate that.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukermanhk
    Hello People,

    I've arranged myself a Raleigh XT 3500 frame, I'm planning to build it with the MARZOCCHI 888 203mm, though the frame is suppose to work with a 170mm and not 203mm I wanted to hear if anybody else did something similar with another brand of down crown fork ...

    I confirmed with Raleigh Support over the phone that it's ok, however wanted to hear it from Raleigh riders, any comments ? I'll appreciate that.

    Thanks.
    I think that'll make it way too slack of a head angle. Go with the 170 model. The suspension will feel more balanced front/rear that way.
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    Well ... too late for that ... the 888 is being assambled on it while we speak.
    I wanted to see if anybody else have done something like that ...

    Oh well ... guess i'll find out soon.

    Thanks mate.

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    I just built up the same xt3500 frame. Great bike! I am running a sherman breakout on a small sized frame and I find that the bike handles better with the travel at 150mm than at 170mm---but maybe its just me. would love to see pix of yours when you're done.

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    Well ... the Raleigh XT3500, 20" Frame + 203mm MARZOCCHI 888 is now ready.
    Full bike setup is :
    Frame / 06 20" Raleigh Ram XT 3500
    Fork / 06 MARZOCCHI Bomber VF 888
    Rear Shock / 06 Manitou Swinger 6-Way
    Brakes / 06 Experimental Taiwanese 8 Drilled Titanium Pistons Clipers with 203mm Discs
    Wheelset F / 05 Atom Lab Front Wheelset + Maxxis 2.5mm
    Wheelset R / 05 Mavic Rear Wheelset + Maxxis UST 2.35mm
    Crankset / 06 Truvativ Holzfeller Crankset 2pc + Howitzer XR BB
    Pedals / 06 Truvativ Holzfeller Pedals
    Cassette / 06 SRAM Power Glide PG-990
    Handlebar / 06 Truvativ Holzfeller AL7050
    06 Cane Creek Grips
    Chain / 06 Shimano XT
    Shifters / 06 SRAM X.O Twist Shifters
    06 SRAM Front Derailleur X-Gen
    06 SRAM Rear Derailleur X-9
    SeatPost / 06 Easton EA50
    06 Hope Quick Release SeatPost
    Saddle / 06 Selle Italia - Onda Trans Am

    Let's see how things will work !

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    Well ... the Raleigh XT3500, 20" Frame + 203mm MARZOCCHI 888 is now ready.


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    Zukermanhk: Do you know how much the 20" frame and rear shock weighs and how much the total build weighs? How are those brakes?

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    2005 RM 7.0 frame 17" (heavy @ 1.7kg) - South African model... X0 twisters, EC70 bar, WCS stem, Sid SL fork, FR5 levers, SD 7 brakes. Selle nitrox seat 155g, Ritchey comp post, LX II crank + Race Face rings, X9 rear der, X gen front der, 11-25 cassette, 1560g old mavic crossland wheels. DIY tubeless (25g per wheel + 80ml sealant) Training with Larsen TT UST @ 800g+ each ... racing with Twister Supersonics (360g) ... race weight 9.7kg or 10.1kg with 550g tyres....P1050471.jpg

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    [img width=550 height=733]http://myspace-412.vo.llnwd.net/01154/21/47/1154047412_l.jpg[/img]

    Thats my new bike... Raleigh M80

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    old pic but only one I have right now.....

    Here is my M-60 with a Marzocchi Z3 and XT cranks/ derailleurs.....

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    My new-to-me Phase

    I got a Phase II frame on e-bay, and built it up with parts from my old bike. Quite pleased so far.
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    Dang it, now I'm running a coolness deficit for sure.

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    Like love monkey... got the frame off ebay and built it with parts from my old bike and some new parts...




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    some pics from todays ride...


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    are raleigh's to fast ?

    ..... one can barely see you in the last picture

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    yeah, the camera couldnt capture me for some reason... looks cool though... hahaha

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    Pics from yesterdays ride... XD

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    Xxix

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    Best Paycheck Ever!!

    In the summer of 2004 I was too young to be on the pay-roll at my place of "employment" Everyone in my family has worked there at one point in time and I figured if I'm there I might as well work. So I started working, my fellow workers being 2-10 years older then my, but I kept up. So the middle of the summer by boss and my father toke me up to Hill Top Ski and Bike. There I pick out my true love for the last three years. That was my paycheck for most of that summer work! And I still sware it was the best paycheck ever.

    Her she is... my Raliegh M80.

    Well...
    There would be a picture here, but I can't seem to make it work.

    Anyway... It looks just like mud390's M80 except for the replaced rear rotor I bash of a rock and shimano spd m-424s.

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    I want to buy ram 3500 20" and could sbd respond how much this frame weights w/ shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomeck
    I want to buy ram 3500 20" and could sbd respond how much this frame weights w/ shock?
    8 lbs14 0z
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage
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    with Swinger 6way? if yes, it's quite light

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    Sickest Raleigh on the planet!

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    No way this frame weighs under 10 pounds. Even with a light build my bike weighs in at 41 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassphisheye
    No way this frame weighs under 10 pounds. Even with a light build my bike weighs in at 41 pounds.
    My 17" comes in at 37lbs 3oz right now. But you might be right about the frame weight, the scale was calibrated at a shop to weigh frames of different sizes and materials, but that had the same rear shocks (Scott Ransom's), so it was off +/- a pound when I weighed it before the build. I'll have to get back down there and weigh it again.

    Your 66 is over a pound heavier than my Sherman Breakout.

    That is a dope Raleigh, though.
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    My Raleigh Special Products Devision(uk) Dyna Tech - Voyager(1991)

    This was my first ever mountain bike i bought brand new.

    It is a bonded frameset made of steel and aluminium which is glued together , in th same way John Tomacs Raleigh race bike was.

    It has been retired for some years now and recently i have dusted it off and i am in the process of rebuilding it to its original specification , if not tricked out with period components like the snowflake laced custom front wheel i have on there at the moment.

    I will be getting it resprayed in its original livery and i am trying to source a complete groupset for it which is proving a bit of a problem as it is a CAMPAGNOLO OLYPUS 8 speed and it seems to be V. expensive to buy as new old stock.

    trying to find the original components for a 1991 bike is neither cheap or easy, but not one to be defeated i will keep going!

    at the moment it weighs just under 24lbs but i want to get it lighter if i can.

    Hope you like.

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    Basics are:
    04 Ram 2500 XT frame
    Manitou Swinger 3-way air shock
    05 Marz All Mountain 3
    BB5's
    sram x7 shifter/ sx4 derailer off my hardrock- wont last long 1by8
    Raceface cranks
    no name bars and stem-temporary

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    ooh... there's some nice RAMs here. here's mine, i just got it finished... well finished for now...


    05 ram 3500 xt frame w/ fox float talas shock
    04 marz Z150 freeride
    magura gustav m calipers with louise levers
    LX deraileurs and shifters
    fsa cranks w/ 22t 40t e-13 bash
    tioga mx pro pedals
    answer pro taper bars/ titec stem / ruffian lock-ons
    control tech seatpost/ sdg seat
    formula hubs laced to sun singletracks

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    yeah the frame doesn't seem that light, my bike is around 39 lbs. i'd like to eventually get an air fork and lighter tires and tubes and maybe lighten up a few more things and try to get it under 35.

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    I like your nice ride. From the looks of it this bike should already weigh 35 lbs. That bashring weighs about a pound though. Are you running thick tubes and tires? If so you can save at least a couple of pounds of rotational weight in rubber.

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    the air shock helps but yeah, i don't have the lightest tires and the older marzo is a tank. i have my eye on a 66 or Z1 sl and some kevlar negevals and light tubes or maybe tubeless.

    my initial build was pretty budget limited i actually spent under $1400 on that thing. i've become quite good at finding the ebay deals.

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    My Raleigh M40

    It started as a simple Raleigh M40, my first mountain bike I got in 7th grade. Well I grew up bought more expensive bikes, and now she has found her place among them.

    The SS project started out with stripping everything off the bike using an old rear derailleur as a tensioner this picture is just after that process was finished.



    Next I changed the Stem, Grips, headset, and messed with the BB
    Which lead to me wanting more, I wanted to get rid of that darn tensioner, so i bought a half link a new crankset, and BB Now I have one chain ring one gear and no regrets!






    Build Sheet:
    Frame: Raleigh Steel M40
    Fork: Manitou Magnum 74mm (soon to be rigid)
    Stem: Race Face System 140mm
    Headset: Cane Creek S-6
    Bars: Flat
    Levers: Avid FR-5
    Brakes: Avid Single Digit 3
    Wheels: Bontager Select
    Tires: Miss matched?
    Seat: WTB Speed V
    Chainring: Salsa 32T
    Rear cog: Gusset 16T

    Gear Ration 2:1
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    I just built a new bike and am considering two options for my M-80. Upgrade or make it an SS. Nice looking m-40 though.
    Trust me, I'm lying.

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    Thanks for the comment, I would say make it an SS if you never done it, it makes you feel like a kid all over again. Also for those rides where you don't want to take the expensive ride out its always nice to know that no one will even think of stealing it with only one gear.
    Willis

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    I just wanted to let you know how much I hate you because I love that frame and I can't afford it!!! LOL

    Enjoy it!

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    2004 Raleigh Ram XT 2500

    Front triangle is from a 3500 for warranty replacement after a bent seat tube. Everything is stock except for the Sherman up front and the well used Speed V seat. I''m lovin' all the other Ram XTs in this thread! Disappointed that they've gone the way of the Honey-breasted warbling desert owl.
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    Sorry about the double up. Obviously I'm new to posting images.

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    Nice bike, I've been having a great time with my 04 Ram at Rays. My only complaint is that I had to file a lot of material off the chainguide to get it to clear the pivot. Heres a few pictures from last weekend.








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    It was a SS, now it's a 1x8 commuter.. I got it used last year and really dont know what model it is. Was covered in stickers. If i'm correct in reading the date code, it was made back in 2000. White to black fade on the triangle. Any idea what it might be? Tried searching and i can't find any info on Raleigh between 85 and 02.. heh.

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    2003 team

    Here is my 2003 Raleigh Team. Straight out of MN, as far as I know there were 3 of us trying these out in the Mid-West.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93558807@N00/235316206/

    Frame—Kinesium
    Fork—Rock Shox SID World Cup
    Headset—FSA Orbit Z Integrated
    Stem—Easton MG60
    Handlebar—Easton EC90
    Grips—Yeti ODI Lockjaw
    Brakes—Shimano XTR Disc
    Brake Levers—Shimano XTR STI Disc
    Shift Levers—Shimano XTR STI
    Front Derailleur—Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur—Shimano XTR
    Cassette—Shimano XTR 12/32
    Chain—Shimano Dura Ace
    Crank Set—Shimano XTR 175mm
    Chain Rings— Shimano XTR 22/32/44
    Bottom Bracket—Shimano XTR Integrated
    Pedals—Shimano M-959
    Rims—Shimano XTR
    Rear Hub—Shimano XTR
    Front Hub—Shimano XTR
    Spokes—Shimano XTR Steel
    Tires—Panaracer Fire XC Pro 26x2.1 UST
    Saddle—Selle Italia Max Flite Trans Am
    Seat Post—Easton EC70 27.2
    Seat Binder—Kalloy
    Other Accessories—Specialized Pro Wireless Computer, Stainless Cages
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    My new Raleigh Ram XT 3500!

    After building it in my house and riding for 2 weeks, this bike kicks serious A$$!!!





    Fork: '04 Sherman Firefly
    Brakes: Avid 7" mechanical disc
    Drive: full XT
    Shock: Swinger 6-way
    Rider: Freakin out! WOOO!!
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    2005 Raleigh Ram XT 3500

    Okay, I went and took a couple of pics last night. Here they are:

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    (without flash)


    (and here are a few other angles)







    Here's a short clip of me on the bike, (it's nothing special, but it's the only footage I have of me on the bike as of yet.)

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    And here is the parts list for my build.
    '05 Ram XT 3500
    07 Marz Z1 RV
    Swinger 6-way
    E-thirteen chainguide & bashguard
    Saint cranks
    Saint rear derrailleur
    Saint shifter
    Saint thru axle hubs (f/r)
    Saint rotors (6"/8")
    Hayes 9 HFX HD brakes
    Bontrager Big Earl 710mm handlebar
    Bontrager Earl 50mm stem
    Azonic A-frame pedals
    Azonic Seatpost
    Salsa seatpost clamp
    Orbit Z headset
    WTB Power V DH saddle
    Sun Rhyno Lite rims (black)
    Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" (front)
    Maxxis High Roller DH 2.5" (rear)
    Stan's tubeless kit
    Last edited by Warshade; 07-06-2007 at 08:41 AM.
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    Okay, I went and took a couple of pics last night. Here they are:

    (with flash)


    (without flash)


    (and here are a few other angles)







    Here's a short clip of me on the bike, (it's nothing special, but it's the only footage I have of me on the bike as of yet.)

    video

    And here is the parts list for my build.
    '05 Ram XT 3500
    07 Marz Z1 RV
    Swinger 6-way
    E-thirteen chainguide & bashguard
    Saint cranks
    Saint rear derrailleur
    Saint shifter
    Saint thru axle hubs (f/r)
    Saint rotors (6"/8")
    Hayes 9 HFX HD brakes
    Bontrager Big Earl 710mm handlebar
    Bontrager Earl 50mm stem
    Azonic A-frame pedals
    Azonic Seatpost
    Salsa seatpost clamp
    Orbit Z headset
    WTB Power V DH saddle
    Sun Rhyno Lite rims (black)
    Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" (front)
    Maxxis High Roller DH 2.5" (rear)
    Stan's tubeless kit
    "An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered." G.K. Chesterton

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    Before:
    <img src="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f19/Milkywayman22/MTB/DSC006631.jpg">

    Well, here is my Raleigh I've torn down... LOL
    <img src="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f19/Milkywayman22/MTB/DSC01478.jpg">

    Still have to do a few more adjustments and install grips...
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    Added a few extra goodies so far... Still waiting on a wheelset!!!
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    Here's my new Ram XT 2500

    Shot with Canon PowerShot A530 at 2007-08-11


    Shot with Canon PowerShot A530 at 2007-08-11


    Shot with Canon PowerShot A530 at 2007-08-11


    Shot with Canon PowerShot A530 at 2007-08-11

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    ^ (Looks like it's missing something important...like the chain, lol.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Saint
    ^ (Looks like it's missing something important...like the chain, lol.)
    Yep... Some smart guy sold it to me with out the derailleur hanger so I'm back on the wait list. Should have one later this week.

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    lookin good!

    Looks great man! Hope the hanger comes in soon so you can ride. It looks good in the red/orange color too! I almost like it better than the gray/platinum one I got... almost. Be sure to let us all know what you think after you've finished assembly!
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    I should have 2 hangers in for it by Thursday, and I'm going riding shortly after that! It looks like it's going to be a sweet ride. Just can't wait to give it a workout later this week. By the way... The color is more like Candy Apple Red metallic. It's not even close to orange. But the picks don't do the color any justice either!

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    poor pics on ebay

    yea the pics of mine on the ebay listing looked almost like a gloss black or dark charcoal. i got the frame and was pleasantly surprised to find the metallic platinum. Way cooler than it looked in the pics! U gotta let us know how the ride goes. I'm takin mine to a jump park tomorrow to see how it flys I'll try an get some in-flight pics
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    I doubt I'll get any picks but I'm for sure going to test it's limits tomorrow or Thursday for sure. I've been remodeling my house for over a month now and need a break way away from my house!

    I'm going to hit some long epic trails as soon as I get the hanger mounted with a little bit of everything on the trail. Steep rock face rollers, and some drops up to about 7ft.Some long climbs and some decent descents. All the larger stuff is on Private land, and wont be able to hit that stuff for a couple more weeks.

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    No hanger came in today. Grrrrrrrr!

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    Ok... Got it on today. Wow!!!!!! This bike rips. It's peddles so much better than my Stinky did. I took it around the block, and just banged around on it for about an hour, messing with the shock. I'm running almost no preload right now and around 145 lbs of air in it, and it rides like a hardtail till you roll off a curb.

    Tomorrow is going to be a trail test. Just took off my 2.5" tires and put on some 2.3's for the long haul. I'm hoping it's not going to be so damn hot tomorrow. It's was 100 deg today and the humidity made it feel like 110! Not the best weather to go all out in the woods on a bike with no breeze!

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    2003 Raleigh F500 Police Patrol Bike

    I bought this bike a couple of weeks ago (August 2007). Originally purchased by a local police department and then sold off to an individual as something like an "excess" unit or the like. Hardly ridden, mostly sitting since 2003 (according to the previous owner).

    I'll just be using it for cruising the neighborhood, etc. All I need now is the original "POLICE" decal so I can frighten all the local kids on the street...

    More photos and specs here (for anyone interested in this semi-obscure bike):

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    I am now considering quitting my job so I can ride my Raleigh full time. I don't need a roof over my head if I'm constantly on the move. The dog has agreed to hunt food for the both of us if I do, so I'm running out of reasons to go to work... anyone else suffering the same urges? I should probably hold out at least until I have the $$$ for a 66, but I dunno if I can. Maybe I can sell my beater truck for enough to get the fork, but I doubt it... hmmmmmm
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    My Mojave 5.0 (2007)

    Everything's pretty much stock on my 2007 Mojave 5.0 ... paid about $450 for it new in Edmond, Okla. ... Added a Trek Incite 9i computer ... it's my first mountain bike and I dig it!



    Check out the LBS-installed front reflector -- stylin'! (Gotta set a good example for my kids -- and my nephew Sam, pictured on his John Deere trike)


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    ... and if we just ... Fun Pics!

    Fun Pics! Those John Deere Single Speeds are no joke!

    What color do they call that Raleigh? Gotta dig that. Enjoy.

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