just a quick update after all the good advice i received on here (thanks again).well i snaffled the bike up and it's now in the sausage stables but i was in two minds whether to bother,it was caked (couldn't even see the writing on either mechs,crank arms or brakes
) in months old mud,i've never seen a bike in such a state - i couldn't even scrape it off with my finger nail.old shape frame,no bent top tube but after the positive comments i'm not that fussed about that.
after a good half day cleaning it,a lot of muc off and elbow grease it's still an ugly bugger but after a few upgrades i think i'm going to enjoy this bike.the rs revelations are a surprisingly excellent fork,i had a little ride and was very impressed with them.
the paintwork is a bit shabby and i'm thinking about stripping it down and treating it to a new paintjob (still recovering from a broken foot so it's going to be a while before any off road action) and some upgrade bling.
anyway,that's the plan - whether it happens is another thing