some fantastic replies and infomation supplied by you guys above and realy apreciated
the british steel thread is an eye opener with some fantastic looking rides making this bike want to hide its head in shame
but i do remember the story of the uggly duckling and how that ended
ive just had a look at the frame and the numbers do indeed start LL
wot a fantastic way to start the day,
I bet you're a bit blown away by all the interest and comments in this thread? I honestly thought that your OP was tongue in cheek and that you new exactly what you had managed to get your hands on
My fault, far too excited to see, and wasn't expected....[/quote]your not the only one whos excited and the response was not expected, my only thoughts at the time of purchase were, brakes for the zaskar and crank set, pedals for the rock lobster, oh how i wished this frame was 19 inch and not 17.5 or it would be on its way to argos right now,
did you have any luck with the date from the numbers above ?[/quote]
I think you got a very good buy, and if the seller on here didn't know, he didn't do bad either, especially given what it might cost to get right, if you wanted it done correctly. Jig and treat the frame, make any repairs and then paint work.
I would take another look at the frame sizing before you disregard it as no good though, it looks like it was sold as a 19 to me, is the seatpost seized and could I ask you to send me a good pic of the repair, perhaps via pm.? I would think from the frame number it was built August 1990.