Looks like it has down tube shifter mounts and a front and rear rack mounts. What size wheels does it take? Because it looks more like a touring frame than an MTB.
If you mean mine - those aren't downtube shifter mounts, they're cable stops, and it takes 26" wheels - least it did when I had it built up, and ran it with cantis.
But yes, I suspect some of the early UK MTB frames were probably moprhed from road / touring type frames. I bought this new in 95, but I suspect it really had been hanging around for a good few years as new old stock (see how I seamlessly segued away from using that TLA that seems to be so controversial here?).
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