Too bad about the original paint, always one of the characteristics that made Groves distinctive.
Although not very Grove like, I didn't realize it isn't original. Actually I prefer bikes with original paint. Not only because it is 'origanal', but also because non original implies the original was probably severely damaged, hence the bike maybe heavy used. I rarely buy non A1 condition bikes.
The HC was a tough frame, really the predacessor to todays freeride capable bikes. The geometery was def Classic East Coast singletrack inspired with steep angles for agility and a high bb to coast over rocks and logs...took a bit to get used to.
Melvin, can you really have too many projects? This one needs a loving home
Every of my bikes is indeed in a loving home
...but unfortunately it is also true I can have to many projects
(to be honest; already 10 bikes ago I said to myself it is enough
Currently busy with in particular the Panasonic. It has to be perfect. I am opening all bearings, NOS or not, and apply best grease I know. Rust prooving is already taken care off. I am after the right bits for it - it has to be exactly the way I want it. Furthermore there is the Vitus. No, though my home is like a orphanage I really can't take another orphan at the moment.
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