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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:15 pm 
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Ive got hold of an old frame from a friend and would like to know what the hell it is!!

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Its got a serial number 97SRO**** with a letter 'L' underneath and there are some numbers on the rear dropouts 'W' on top then 'SBC' underneath

I thought it was a mountain bike frame, but I'm not sure as it has 2 alloy bits on the side of the downtube that looks like theyy used to have shifters attatched to?

anyone got any ideas? :D

I'm a long time lurker, but not made many posts........

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:45 pm 
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No clues as to where I can look??? :D


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Thats not a mtb thats a road bike frame. The bits on the side are for downtube gear levers which suggests its a wee bit down the hierarchy plus its obviously alloy by the welds. Alas I cannot tell you what it is but try posting on the roadbike section, one of those guys might know.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:06 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Thats not a mtb thats a road bike frame. The bits on the side are for downtube gear levers which suggests its a wee bit down the hierarchy plus its obviously alloy by the welds. Alas I cannot tell you what it is but try posting on the roadbike section, one of those guys might know.


I agree, plus the lack of canti studs or disc mounts clinches it. The colour scheme is the same as a 99/00 stumpjumper I have, it quite a distinctive and nice blue.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:08 pm 
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Looking through the books and judging by the frame numbers its more than likely a large 97 S works road model.
The S works were generally upgraded Allez models.
This would make sense as from 99 onwards they had fatter tubes and looked more aerodynamic.
Hope this helps or pionts you a bit closer.
Jamie


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:09 pm 
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thanks guys........especially Jamie's comments seem to make sense.

I thought it was a road bike, but it looked too 'tough'!!

I'll link this thread to the roadies section for a more definitive answer.......it looks lovely tho! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Further checks seem to show it as mentioned above.
The road S Works were back then basically Allez with upgraded components and interestingly the S's on the seat stay only say S not works. They seem to be few and far between but the numbers on this one seem right. The dropout mentions the W (works) and SBC (specialized bicycle components)
There is the earlier models like Allez ultimate which in its day was the S Works with carbon tubes and alloy/Ti lugs 8)

Thats as close as I can get for the moment.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:36 pm 
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Jamie, its so nice to see your typed messages again, thought we'd lost you :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Hi Velo
Yeah still around lurking in the shadows at odd hours.
Work is manic lately usually out between 8am returning around 11pm and seven days a week. Home for an hour here and there during the day or evening.
Check the site while eating lunch or dinner and the specialized threads always tempt me :wink:
Hopefully get down for a ride in a week or so.
Hope your well and we get a ride together soon.
Jamie


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Thanks Jamie..........spot on info :D


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