I contacted Laura too at the beginning of the year and was pleased at the speed of the reply!
It is generally recognised that often the frame numbers bear no connection to the build date. I had to send a picture of my frame for them to come back with the date as this was the case. My frame too was a special colour for a pro Belgian rider
Good also that you got a definitive date for your bike as thats the difference between a c-record and record build
Your rim decals seem to match the blue in the frame too, a nice little detail
I have overspent with my bike collection and actually considered dismantling my tecnos over the weekend for ebay but couldn't bring myself to do it. It's the complete opposite to my other understated bikes but a great contrast to them as well. Must just go out and build some kitchens instead
Enjoy your build, looking forward to the updates.
'92 Merlin Mountain titanium
'93 Marin team titanium
'93 Marin team issue