I think your bikes gorgeous and you have done a great restoration job.
I have one the same and I am just starting out on the restore job. It was the best bike I have ever ridden by far.
It will be fully rigid with the original spec' fork, Gripshift 800 8 speed shifters, Dia Comp 987 cantis/ SS5 levers. Mavic & Hope rear wheel.
I will need a new chainset (I only have a spare STX from a '94 Rockhopper) and front wheel (currently Specialized Z23 on STX). Mine is also the beautiful blue grey with black and yellow S-Works transfers and it has a '94 frame number. Also a new 1" headset will be needed.
Do you or does anybody else know of a good place to get this resprayed as close to original colour as possible?
Tips & advice will be gratefully received. Should I try to stay vintage or should I upgrade new? I want to do this right
thanks for the compliment
Can't advise on a respray shop but in any case I believe
respray is going to be tricky
I did a few paint touch ups on my frame, and had a lot of trouble to come to a similar shade
Not only is this a blue grey but it has a bit of a silvery and sparkle shade so presumably very tricky to come to the same result.
about the build. I have done it rather period correct but will probably alter it for sporty use with better brakes
You can have a go with period parts first as you have the original fork.