Pyro Tim wrote:
I can't remember exactly what it was back in the day, but I'm sure it was under £900. I think £800 or £850.
Mine looks like that, except has M775 pedals, and a Flite Ti on it. The clear lacquer has come off a little on the top tube, and mine's lost the right hand side Axis logo on toptube. The tyres are obviously not in such good nick. Logo's missing from the rims too
However, no rust whatsoever, and was voted best retrobike on the Urban ride because "it looked new"
I weighed it on my digital fish scales (bought for weighing bikes
) and all in 23.5lb. My Axis R is steel, and bouncy up front, see BOTM, and it came in at 24.9lb with spec as per the build thread. Admittedly this is not standard, and wouldn't have come in under the £900 mark set in this thread
The one thing I have in my 95 brochure, is the 95 retail price list - now in 95, the rigid steel Axis - which only differed from the 94, really, on some of the finishing kit, was listed
at £999, how much it differed in 94, I can't say.
I'm pretty sure despite trying to pay less... I paid very much list price for my 95 Apex (£699), but then it was an insurance replacement for my liberated 91 Apex, so maybe I could have got it a little cheaper by shopping around.
Thing is, though, the Apex would have been easily within the price range, used the same frame and forks, and trick, over-light 230 rims in 95, so wouldn't have been leagues away from the Axis weight.
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