Dr S wrote:
the paint on the recent UK sale was stock & considerably cheaper.. plus it looked pretty beat up
The UK bike came with a Mavic headset, mint (rare)1" steerer Judy DH forks with speed springs, a mint M900 front mech, seatpost and a full set of almost new Avid Arch Rivals. £206 delivered to my door!
The paint looked terrible in the pics but after a good cutting compound and few touch ups here and there (the real beauty of the splatter paint job is that you can get away with touching up the chips with more splatter
) and a new set of decals from gil and it looks very nice indeed!
I'm still suprised and very pleased that it didn't go much higher. fully built up with nice bits I will have less than £600 in it. And for that money i can risk thrashing its tits off
I wasnt so much pointing out the condition. more that the frame is 1 of the cheapest paint job options, compared to this US goat.
a larger frame size, with a better quality listing & better pics woulda made more for certain. but hey happy days for you for picking up a bargain
just edited this to add the stem is a california yuppie paint job & a cool item in itself
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