Sounds like if it stayed where it was it'll have ended up on the tip, and been landfilled/scrapped/or sold on
Might be worth popping down the cop shop with the frame number just to be safe though
They may want to grab it as lost property for a time, after which you can have it, my guess is they won't give a stuff, but you'll be safe in the knowledge you won't gat in any bother with it
Looks like a cool frame, size/geometry looks my old stumpy which I loved I'm about 6' and it handled brilliantly for me, now that did get nicked! And that sucked big time
Indeed! I'm pretty confident that it's all legit though. It doesn't look like it's been stripped for parts and I can't imagine it having been nicked in the state it's in now. Came with a (knackered) back wheel. It's amazing what people throw away but at the end of the day this only has a value to someone who likes doing up old bikes. I could report it but I have a feeling I'd get laughed out of the police station... Sorry to hear you lost yours - it's happened to me too and I'm still gutted.
Mine in signature is the same, putting finishing touches to that and it'll be up and running. Think the 17 inch would be better suited but that would be OK with seat down.
Good score, if all as above board etc etc
Will keep an eye on your thread!
Size wise, with a 34" inside leg I generally feel better on a largeish frame, so I'd imagine this would fit me better than the 17". My current off roader is this huge Raleigh Yukon (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=248286
) which I find more comfy than the smaller Ozark.
Yes the FS means front suspension I think. I nearly bought this bike but opted for the 1997 Rockhopper A1 instead! It was rigid but at the time I wanted an aluminium frame. I've still got it now. So are you gonna build it?
But slowly as I've already committed to buy back a Dawes Ranger (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=93142&start=30
) from a mate which I was going to build up as a tourer, and I have a 50s Viking Tour of Britain also awaiting rebuild. It ought to be nicer than the Yukon, so seems the right thing to do. Gonna be a busy summer.
Your thoughts welcomed on original spec vs period upgrades vs modern bits... got some bits and bobs here but suggestions/offers of parts welcomed!