OK. After completely failing to follow etiquette and posting this same message in the "for sale" section, I thought I would have another go here. Thanks to legrandefromage for pointing out my cluster f**k.
Just interested to know what my 19inch Slime Green Clockwork frame might be worth. Free cheese sandwich included.
I say frame, but I do have pretty much a complete and original bike. I've owned it from new, and it currently has lots of non-original bits on it, most of which I want to keep. However I have kept most of the original bits around, and they are largely in pretty good condition (mostly because they haven't spent much time on a bike!)
I'm pretty sure I purchased it in late '98. I had to have it custom painted, because the Slime Green as a standard colour had recently been superceded by the orange/white anniversary colour scheme at the time of purchase.
The frame itself is in pretty good condition, as I have always cared for it, squirting WD40 down the seat tube & smearing copper grease in hidden places like inside the BB shell and inside the head tube. It has been used though, so there are light scratches in the clear laquer on the top tube from cables/standover, some minor nicks here and there, and a large chip in the paint of the BB shell where a stone has been thrown up at some point.
The non-original parts include the bottom bracket (I have an XT square taper to put back in), the headset (Its an FSA), the rear cassette (it will be an 8 speed XTR, little used), the V-brake calipers (later model Avids, although the levers are still the original Avids) and the front and rear mechs (both later model LX circa 2005)
The bad bits are the rear wheel (original, but well used on another bike) the seatpost (scratched alot from up and downing), and I'm not sure of the condition of the orginal Acera front chainrings (they spent a while on my commuter bike)
Original matching rigid forks and stem are pretty much unused, as are the Orange Hot Rod bars and Angry Orange saddle. I even have the original tyres to go back on.
Only considering selling as I really feel the need for disk brakes. I know I could have disk mounts brazed on, but the frame is really a little large for me, and I think if I'm going to spend money it should be on a more suitable steel frame.
Heres a picture of it in use recently, but as I say most parts would be swapped out for original or those listed above.
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Sorry, can't post a proper link because I am new to the forum. You can copy and paste the link into your browser, replacing the "hxxp" with "http"