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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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In the platonic sense :)

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:14 pm 
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With those Dropouts and that Cable Routing, it could be either 1998 or 1999.

2000 and 2001 they are Aluminium with Disc Tabs.

That is of course, if it is a Caldera - do you know the original colour?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks. I had no idea it wasn't original colour, but I did wonder why I couldn't find that Colourway anywhere else :facepalm:

Looking at it more closely, it looks like it's been rattle-canned.

Can't see any remains of the previous colour, must have been stripped before spraying.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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pics in next post


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Judging by the colour underneath the blue, I think it looks like this:
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Is there any value in restoring the colour back to original and restickering?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:57 pm 
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Yes, with that colour showing through it seems that your frame is likely be a 1999 Caldera.

The only other options with those Dropouts and that Cable routing are the 1998 and 1999 Explosif, and rather oddly, a 1999 Lava Dome that also had the superior New (Dew) Drop "K" Investment Cast Dropouts - but that seems less likely now after seeing the colour underneath.

fullerlee wrote:
Is there any value in restoring the colour back to original and restickering?

I am the last person to give advice with regards to the "value" of a Retro Bike, but you would really be doing it for yourself, rather than increasing any possible future sale cost.

Pip


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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pipmeister wrote:
Yes, with that colour showing through it seems that your frame is likely be a 1999 Caldera.

The only other options with those Dropouts and that Cable routing are the 1998 and 1999 Explosif, and rather oddly, a 1999 Lava Dome that also had the superior New (Dew) Drop "K" Investment Cast Dropouts - but that seems less likely now after seeing the colour underneath.

fullerlee wrote:
Is there any value in restoring the colour back to original and restickering?

I am the last person to give advice with regards to the "value" of a Retro Bike, but you would really be doing it for yourself, rather than increasing any possible future sale cost.

Pip


Thanks for your help. I'll move future questions about this to the 98--> forum :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:36 pm 
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Thats such a shame the 1999 caldera was a lovely colour


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I know. I'm pricing up powder coating to see if I can get back to original. The only issue then will be an horrific colour clash with the red forks.


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