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Raleigh Technium Olympian CX90 Hybrid Upgrades?

Old 04-14-19, 01:29 PM
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OP has not been active on BF since 2012. No idea what he ended up doing with the Technium.
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Old 04-15-19, 11:28 AM
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Old thread; still funny as s*&! I have flipped dozens of these and NEVER found a loose or even suspect joint. I found this old thread because I got another Technium today to flip. First Olympian for me.
Who says there arent old wives biker tales??

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Originally Posted by Thumpic View Post
Old thread; still funny as s*&! I have flipped dozens of these and NEVER found a loose or even suspect joint. I found this old thread because I got another Technium today to flip. First Olympian for me.
Even funnier when you realize that even modern airline jets are glued together. How will the nay-sayers deal with that on their next flight?
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737 Max? just say No Way !
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Very likely. Even back in the 80's and 90's, the planes I flew then had the aluminum skin panels bonded together to reduce the amount of rivets needed. Creating a smoother surface for airflow over the wing and a lighter assembly.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Nonsense. Technium frames are safe and well engineered. They do NOT come unglued.
+1 I recently bought a used Technium and searched the internet for examples of failures and I could find no evidence, except that some of the frames failed shortly after production. I ride mine at full speed on smooth roads and do not worry.

+1 repack bearings in hubs and BB.

For upgrades, I would look for used parts at a Bike Coop as a good way to moderate the cost of whatever change you would like to try. Then see if the change is an improvement.

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