monty dog wrote:
What the fakes usually don't have is the cut-outs in the BB, the distinctive drop-outs, above BB cable-routing or the shaped seatstay caps.
Basically sums it up...
Dropouts are drilled. Earliest Super Records don't have the coin-type forks - but they're often a giveaway if they're missing.
I only paid about 160 Euro for my frame/fork in 06 and the parts cost me about 450 Euro altogther.
Times have changed in but a few years....
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.