Raleigh Dyna-Tech Tour-Lite touring bicycle
2055 Performance Enhanced Tube Set. Reynolds butted frame tubes
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|Model: Dyna-Tech Tour-Lite||Frameforks: 23 inch Raleigh Dyna-Tech 2055 Performance Enhanced tube set; Reynolds butted tubes. Tour-Lite forks|
|Colour: Deep purple/marroon and white||Age: -|
|Gears: Shimano Exage 500 LX front & rear mechs, Light action SIS levers||Brakes: Shimano Exage 600 EX calipers & levers |
|Handlebars: SR Sakae Custom, Road Champion alloy drop.||Pedals: -|
|Stem: Custom alloy, 3.5 inch reach. Shimano headset||Seatpost: 27mm SR Laprade (Japan) Alloy|
|Saddles: -||Wheels: -|
|Cranks: No cranks, Shimano bottom bracket||Chainwheel: -|
|Other details: Offered is this rare tourer from the Raleigh Dyna-Tech range of performance bicycles, they stopped producing these bikes built in Raleigh's Special Products Department in the 90's due to high costs made these a non profitable (although the unit still exists today).
This has Reynolds butted tubes Dyna-Tech 2055 Performance enhanced tube set, other models in the series saw some early Titanium tube set construction, but this is not one of those, the technology in these frames was thermal bonding technology adhering the tubes and frame manufacture using metal matrix composites, this is showing no signs of any cracks or loose joins etc and all seems straight & true, this is specifically built for touring with comfortable riding position and rack mounts.
I do have the wheels and the cranks/chainwheels that came with the bike, but have removed as they have slight buckles, but I can get these replaced/repaired if needed (I may do this anyway and re-list, but for now sold as is).
The bad points are; there is some surface rust on the seatstay lug section, only surface but has lifted the paint, a crack in the headset plastic cover and a minor dent on the underside of the top-tube, hardly noticable and I think superficial (I didn't notice when I bought it), the tube is still straight and I think it must have been knocked against another bike when in storage, but it is there so best mentioned, apart from that just minor rubs to the toptube decals and a few scratches to other areas of the frame.
I have left the bars etc on the frame & forks to allow this to be an easy restoration project, or with minor work/tlc this could be up and running in no time (tempted to do it myself).
This bike has sold - why not have a look at some of the current bikes in stock