congrats! nice score on such a rare steed.
sorry to say that i too am not so keen on the geometry.
really like the look of the OWB for some reason.
Thanks. I still have my sights set on an OWB, but this frame popped up first. When I found this frame there was also a newer used OWB for sale locally at half off the retail price, but it just wouldn't have been the same as owning one of the "original" OWBs.
World Ranger wrote:
Would just love one of these frames, but as they only made about 150 before folding, they are all rare! Being a short arse the low standover would suit me so well.
Imho these boys were years ahead of their time and buyers back then just didn't get the point of the geometry, belive they were ferociously pricey too?
Got to agree with Pickle on the Canti front though, Canti brace forks and Mafac bridges sat redundant always make even a class bike just look like a botch up. A set of Frogglegs would work as well if not better than the Pauls, be much lighter and look the part, despite being modern, alternatively how handy are you with a hacksaw and diamond file
I agree - I don't think the frame design was accepted by the masses, and the prices didn't help, either. I'm loving the extremely sloping top tube. The effective top tube is a little shorter than what I'm used to, but I actually like the way it feels.
Ha, I know what you mean about the V brakes on a canti-brace fork. I'm seriously considering pulling out the hacksaw, but I need to get another brace as a backup in case I bugger up this one.
Keep the comments coming!