marin man wrote:
That looks in very good condition...mudgaurd and a rack though....your rack would probo do the job so you could lose the mudgaurd and it would save some weight
this is how it came out of storage, I agree, suspect I just bolted it all on so didn't get lost !. Needs a bit of work to tidy up.
Didnt the eldridge have an LX group as standard? How come yours got treated to DX and isnt that an XT crank?
not sure, it's all standard except the accessories, pedals and the saddle. It's a mix of components. Levers and shifters are XT. Hubs LX, Front and rear mechs are DX, cranks not labled ? I found the owners manual but not model specific.
The sad fact is that one of the reasons it's in good condition is lack of heavy use but have always kept it maintained, just not worn out, and now feels a bit of a stretch to the bars.
What other stems will fit ? alternatively do frames come up, either another eldridge grade or maybe pine mountain (better ?) or bear valley (next one down). Anyone recall whether the framesets were that different ?