Its FAR from a regular Courier and certainly not a repaint. (well not by an owner anyway...
Intriguingly cryptic - what do you think it is?
'Prestige' is amusing, they must have just got that from a Google search or something - nothing at all about the bike to suggest Prestige
And clearly visible in picture number 4 near the top of the seatube is the Tange MTB sticker too suggesting it is not that special.
it is worth saving but I wouldn't be under any illusions of what it is.
You have surprised me TBH.
I would have thought given what it is, (regardless of what Frame tubing it is,) there is no other MuddyFox MORE worth saving...
Carl im sure you have heard by now the Story Of Rodger "TUSHINGHAM" and Lester "NOBLE"...and there joint venture with the Mountain bike before Noble left Tushingham and went on his Own and formed what was to become the Dominant force that is Orange Mountain bikes....?
This MuddyFox shares the exact same platform as the "TUSHINGHAM B52".
You wont see many, if any, especially after this many years, But it doesnt have to be top of the range to be regarded as "Special".
If you were to put the two bikes together, other than the branded spec items, you couldnt tell them apart.
It even has the two water bottle bosses, the top mounted U-brake and that MUCH sought after handlebar stem.
(I was nearly complete when your post appeared).
There were a few of these limited editions over the years, a friend had a 1990 limited edition after his Mega 550 was stolen, that had a black zolatone type paint prestige frame I think and DX group (Suntour was still on the steel bikes then too) and wasn't in the 1990 catalogue nice it was too. I'd not seen this one before, it was only the description I had a problem with and could mislead someone, the 1990 prestige range are also very rare beasts. I like these midrange specials (it's a bit like my Raleigh Team) as they were achievable objects of desire back then for me and my friends.
, just seen your previous message and it's happened again.
I can't save this one, no room at the inn and all my money is going into our new house for the foreseeable future.