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1987 Raleigh Technium 440

Bought this for road riding to fill the gap now that my Soma is out of commission. Build February 19, 1987. 195th bike of that shift. (Yay for Sheldon Brown's Raleigh serial number decoder)

58cm Raleigh Technium 440. Main frame tubes: 6061-TA. Thermal bonded aluminum.

Steel technium fork. 1" threaded headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano cartridge style bottom bracket. Shimano 600 crankset.

MKS Sylvan pedals with Christophe Special clips and Christophe leather straps. Polished pedals.

Suntour a-3000 indexed 6 speed with 53 and 39 chainrings. 53t was a new Tiagra chainring.

Suntour a-3000 polished.

Civia Emerson 26.0 x 40 alloy compact drop bars wrapped in Charge U-Bend tape. Stem is SR Laprade.

SR Laprade seatpost. Charge spoon Saddle

Dia Compe brakes, Tektro Ergo brake levers and hoods, Jagwire Racer Gold Medal brake and derailleur cables. Brakes are mirror polished.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rim: 27x1 1/4" Rigida. Hub: Maillard Tire: Panaracer Pasella 27x1"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rim: 27x1 1/4" Rigida. Hub: Maillard Tire: Panaracer Pasella 27x1"

Aluminum rack on the back with some bungees and a bag for carrying stuff. Flea headlight and Turbo back light.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3

Current Stage Info:

Comfortable commuter

Added by EpicSchwinn. Last updated over 11 years ago.



sloman says:

What a nice bike. Had the twin to this for years and miss it a lot. Crashed it and broke(my fault not the bike). Don't you love the internal brake cable? First time I ever saw that. And the noodly feel is from the Suntour cranks,They flexed when I climbed hard out of the saddle. Changed them out for Shimano and felt rock solid and light. Tires made a big diff. too ,I went to 27x1 eventually.Fast. Well enjoy

Posted almost 12 years ago


EpicSchwinn says:

Wow! Thanks for all the info! I'll look into replacing the crankset. I have a Shimano 600 set around but I just need to find a second chainring for it.

Posted almost 12 years ago


quixoticle says:

Weird...I just "won" a near mint 54cm 460 on eBay yesterday! Do you like how it rides? Honestly, I've been reading about these "bonded" (read: glued) aluminum-tube-to-steel-lug frames and their supposedly "noodly" feel, so I don't know what to expect.

Posted almost 12 years ago


Rdnt says:

Raleigh's are great bikes. I've own two...

Posted almost 12 years ago