I am an avid mountainbiker but don't know much about road cycles. A friend of mine wants to buy a Kobe road bike. It is not a retro bike by any means, but I don't know more know people that are more knowledgeable than Retrobike users and, on the other hand, all search results on Kobe road bikes were about steel lugged frames, nothing else.
It would really help, if somebody could provide some info on how the company did and where it is today. This is the ad, with pictures:http://www.dirtbike.ro/bazar/biciclete/ ... 030-115407
1990 GT Karakoram 20" Purple Haze (urban project); 1993 GT Karakoram 20" Ferrari Red (classy beater); 1993 GT Karakoram 14.5" Black Light (almost original); 1994 Breezer Jet Stream 18" (unlikely story); 1995 Winora full suspension (a fine riding mistery); 1997 Kona A'Ha (anniversary edition); 1997 GT Arrowhead 18" (poisoned gift); 1998 Stevens 6.1.2 (true warrior); 1998 GT Moto cruiser (just google it!); 1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon (the heartbreaker revived); 1999 GT Lobo 1000 (retired with works Super T); 2000 GT Lobo (turns original); 2001 Klein Attitude Comp 19" (ultralight project); 2001 Cannondale Jekyll 1000 SL (better that a lot of "fresh" bikes); 2003 Intense Tazer (close to factory team spec); 2003 Intense M1 (old dream on hold); 2007 Crupi Pro XXL (pumptrack teacher)