Hopefully of forum interest, part of my collection, that along with my Colnago, was left at my mam's house for the last ten years. This was, as the label says, Sean Yates TT frame for Motorola from 96 up to his retirement in 98. He was writing a column in Cycling Weekly at the time and I rang up and left him a message asking if he had anything for sale (not long after the Leeds Classic, as I remember).
Two weeks later, he rings back and offers me this and a pair of CXP33/Dura Ace tub wheels for £300 all in, which I snapped his hand off for.
It is a bit battle scarred and it says something as to how bikes were looked after - I can't imagine carbon bikes soaking up as much abuse somehow these days. It did later appear in Cycle Sport magazine, when they did the Sean Yates special feature as Eddy Merckx had overseen it's construction due to Yate's slightly unorthodox proportions. I built it up around 1999 and raced it in a couple of local 25's...then stripped it and stuck it in the attic with the plan of a full DA period build at some stage.
Hopefully and funds permitting, I might get round it - if not, it's a wall hanger.
'Killing me won't bring back your apples'