Just picked this one up locally. Naturally, I bought it under the impression that it was one of the elusive early Klein steel-framed prototypes in the uber rare Derelicte
Now, I'm coming around to the idea that it may just be an interesting early UK (Euro?) mountain bike.
Anyway - re-reading this thread, it struck me that we could do with jotting down a few more details to try and bottom out what many of these bikes are and how they fit into the timeline.
How about a few more specs? Here's a first stab at a list of details that help identification:Manufacturer
(if you're sure): ?Tubeset
(if you're sure): ?Year
: Lugged SteelFrame Number
: P M 850 334Seat post diameter
: 27.0mmSeat stay design
: Concave not wrapped round; tubular canti bridgeBraze ons
: Single front @ dropout; rear pumppeg; twin rear @ dropout (not original)Lug style
: Semi tapered with a detailChain stays
: 17"; curved; kinkedWheelbase
: No nameSignificant Components
: 22mm bullmoose bars; Shimano deerhead group; wolber canyon rims; Madison saddle; high flange hubs
Album of details here:http://img532.imageshack.us/g/derelicte010.jpg/
I really bought this for the hubs, bars and brakes, but the fact that it's got a 27.0mm seat post; is sub 30lb clobbered up and has nifty pumppeg braze on has got me all interested in what it could be. Anyone recognise the frame number configuration?
Unhappily some cruel miscreant got creative with a welder and bodged a repair on the rear dropouts. If it rides well or turns out to be by an interesting builder, I'll get it back to its former glory.
The solid rear tyre
wrong way round brake levers, wolber rim and creative sticker work also give it a European flavour. Any ideas?