This one started as a punt on e-bay - if it went cheap it would be a useful donor bike for parts....
3 weeks later and I find myself driving into north london to pick it up having done some reading on CR-7s and getting a liking for them. I had a chat with the seller who was a really nice bloke from Canada, where he had bought the bike in the early 90's direct from Fisher via a shop in Ottawa called Bicycle Revival. Its got a cool chromed rear end
Thing is now I think that it should be kept together - it's totally original apart from the rear rim, saddle, bars and tyres. The forks were fitted by the shop and the seller is getting the originals brought over from Canada foc
All the components are in really good nick - no corrosion anywhere and the brakes have a set of the scott pads and the sugino cranks are superbe.
all in all a bargain for £60 quid.
I have got a set of seals/bushes for the RS-1s so should be set for a nice build BUT
as advertised he frame is cracked.
As it happens two pretty bad ones as well - one on the RHS running from the top the other on the LHS up from the bottom. I think these are 7000 series aluminium - can this be weld repaired? or am I better off trying to find a donor front triangle? There must be some experience out there - I think that Al-Mega's have a similar issue:?:
Anyhow here's some pics, have posted in the Reader MTBs section as I'm determined that it should remain a survivor any advice much appreciated