I bought my clockwork off a mate who B.I.T.D I used to go racing with, It was raced for three seasons 1994-1998 before being retired in favour of his newly aquired Mantra Pro. Obviously it looked tired and needed a lot of TLC, hence why it’s no longer in original spec, as almost all the components needed replacing and at the time I had the luxury of an almost complete M900 NOS groupset (I sold the rapidfire brake combo's as I was more into Gripshift, and sadly I junked the rigid forks and the original DX groupset.) YOU LIVE AND LEARN
I had it repainted about seven/eight years ago by Argos in Bristol and substituted the original Metallic Blue with Green, and had them remove the mud guard/ rack eyelets off the rear as I thought it detracted from its “Racer image” back then the closest I could find to the original decals were Clockwork Anniversary decals so these were adapted and used before the clear coat applied. Sadly the Orange headtube badge had changed to the one with wings and was unsuitable, mind you the one I applied isn't a lot better
, thankfully its ontop of the laquar, maybe one day I'll locate something more in keeping !
Okay its along way from the original, and may upset the purest on here, but it allows an old dog to live another day, The girlfriend (who it was built for) never rode it as I “got a little too precious” and the Wife doesn't like the fact I built it for someone else
so she’s on one of the Bike Huts finest budget bikes which she’s happy to leave when out and about. If it was a bit bigger or I was a bit shorter I’d ride it myself…. So unfortunately this is a garage queen, well at least until my 4yr old daughter grows up... that is if she would be seen dead riding a bike that will always be 15yrs older than her (think I've answered that one for myself