Evening people - jumped over the fence from the road section in the hope that you guys are as knowledgeable & helpful as the road lot.
I bought an old road bike from a chap who lives near me and the following has cropped up and knowing very little about MTB's I need some help.
He has 2 x Lotus badged MTB/ATB bikes from the early 90's (possibly).
First, a red Lotus Sport with what I will describe as not particularly sporting geometry.
Second, a Lotus Sport ITS?? what appears to be carbon tubes into alloy BB, seatcluster, headtube, forks, rear triangle with deore LX groupset.
So to the help - I've read that Lotus did a few years of producing bikes on a commercial basis. So are these bikes desirable? are they scarce? do they have value as old school machines - if I say one has been to the shops and back a few times and the other has never been ridden, does this add a bit of spice to the equation.
Any help, advice, knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
Rick Powell 753 Track / Ribble Gran Fondo / Colnago Asso / 1975 Harry Quinn TT / 1990 Concorde Prelude / Vitus 992 / Keith Coppell Lo-Pro / 1986 KAS Vitus 979 / 1995 Mercian Strada Speciale / 2011 Raleigh GAC Militis 3 ex Graham Briggs / 1995 Ribble 7005 / 1986 Alan Super Record / 1985 MK1 Vitus 979 /
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