Thoughts on this team:http://bit.ly/GAqylT
(Gary Fisher frame)
Back in the late 80's, this was the only bike I wanted more than one of the top Ridgeback's from the Freewheel catalogue! Haven't seen one as a built up bike in ages....
I suspect, that with a little handiwork that you could touch in the chainslap and chainsuck paint damage fairly easily, especially so as it's black paint and not a bright colour that you are touching in. There's a really nice example of touching in chainsuck damage on a Bontrager RaceLite in the Show us your Bonty's thread iirc. I'd probably leave the rest of the paint as genuine, age-related patina - would probably come up quite well with some light Autosol treatment - genuine factory paint always seems so damn tough and resilient compared to respray efforts from anyone. As long as it's not crash damaged, well worth a good look as genuine 80's frames don't come up very often!
Rossin Concept MTB 1990 - Full XTR M900
Litespeed Ocoee Titanium MTB 1992 - Grafton / Bullseye / Syncros / XTR
LeMond Z Team Issue SLX 1991 - Full Corsa Record / Sigma
LeMond GAN Team Issue GLX 1993 - Full Dura Ace (7400)