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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:35 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:40 pm
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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
Ok so I have been running a Scott sumit sport 1997 (Tange infinity tubing, rides beautifully...) frame slicked out and singlespeed for the last few months after the purchase of and M-Trax 2000 Ti, frame which the shiny components are now on. But the thing is that I was stopped by a guy (mid 40s at a guess) saying that when it came out is was a lovely frame/bike and he used to own one fitted with full XT and a few bits of XTR, and that it was too nice to be using as a campus hack.

Now am I wrong in thinking that he's wrong and that tange infinity tubing was a lower spec tubeset (and not MTB but a road one)? And might he have upgraded a low spec frame with some blingy parts a bit too much?

If it really is a hidden gem I would be happy to sell or swap it (or just the frame?) with an 1980s road or touring bike, not if not then I'm happy to use it as a campus hack and leave it to fend the elements off (it's kept indoors overnight at least :D ) till it eventually get stolen :cry: or breaks :(


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Location: Antwerp, Belgium
The 1996 Summit retailed for around $630 and was specced with a mixture of STX and STX-RC. I've read that the sport has roughly the same components. That would make it a low-mid-range bike in my book.

Nothing wrong with Tange infinity tubing. It may be heavier than Reynolds 353458833196 or whatever other number, but it still makes for nice frames.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:43 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
That's along the line of what I thought, hence why it has been relegated to a campus bike (a nice one though :) )

Any Ideas on the value of these frames? (in average condition with some chips and scratches) - after I posted this thread I started looking at some mid 80s road/touring bikes to replace it/ add some gears!


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