Hi guys, been a viewer here for some time, spent a little time over on the MTB boards, but come from a BMXing background originally.
A few months back I started thinking about getting into road biking and picked up a cheapish bike off eBay. Now it was advertised as a Shorter, has Shorter decals(although these could have been put on at anytime I appreciate), and seems to be of pretty good quality. It is fairly heavy by road bike standards I guess but it rides very nicely and I think will serve very well as an introduction to road biking for me before I go out spending mega bucks! (which the wife will love!)
My question is, Is it a Shorter or not? I can find very little history on the internet other than the shops still being in existence and the odd frame popping up on eBay. Either way I don't mind as I love riding it, makes me wonder why I didn't start sooner, I just love the low resistance compared to MTB's and BMX's and can eat through the miles like it's going out of fashion.
Bit of info on bike spec.
Sanko 7005 tubing, rx100 brakes, 105 chainset etc. I know this is relatively poverty spec, which is what leads me to think it's unlikely to be a genuine Shorter bike.
So, any ideas? Rough age? And apologies if this is not technically a 'retro' bike, I just have not been able to find any history or info on it.