1987ish. RC100 complete bike with bullseye cranks and Maguras. No options or compromise.
Very very good but Pace were smart enough to realise the limited market potential so in 1992/1993 the released the RC200F, a frameset with a standard 68mm english BB and 1" head set. Square seat tube so Mavic, Campagnolo or Suntour front mechs were the only option.
RC 200F2 was a refined version of the above.
Realising this was limiting their market to riders who did not want the full benefits of shimano's dual sis they relented in 1994 and added a round seat tube to the RC200F3.
The RC200F4 was a refined version of that and then they went to a 1 1/8" head set on the RC200F5. (edit, may not have happened until F6)
The RC200F6 was a refined version of that and so on until the RC200F8.
Pace then bought out the RC300 with a carbon seat tube.
Pace either diluted their original design OR refined and perfected it depending on who you speak to. I belive they are all beautiful and just represent the change in direction of a succesful and innovative british company. Discuss
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 6500 Ultegra. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6800. 2014 Wilier GTR Dura Ace 9000.