Any idea on the year for this Steve? The decals aren't original are they?
I wasn't sure about the year, but 'thank you'
to Coomber for the heads up...
It didn't have any decals when I got it from the LBS - either they'd been removed to try and stop anyone from nicking it (Brighton being Brighton!)
or it had been nicked at some point and stripped before ending up at the LBS - I dunno?
What I do know is they made a mess of it for whatever motive, and
there's a couple of dings in the top tube but hey ho...
As for the decals it now wears, they came courtesy of gil_m; I actually ordered two sets because I have something else on the go that will see the light of day soon...
I know it should
have the same style as Coomber's but I like the e-stay style and I think it makes it look more 'current' - if that's not an odd description of a 'retro'
The finishing kit will be M735 throughout, but Ritchey Logic cranks with Sugino rings (...and yes I know Logics are Ritchey branded Sugino but I have one complete set and a spare pair of cranks so the Ritchey rings are going on the best cranks for my other
build and the Sugino rings are going on here...) - I know what I mean anyway!
I'm not concerned with making it look like a catalogue model; I didn't BITD (I used to go to my LBS in Norwich, buy a frame I liked that they had hanging from the roof in the workshop, and fit whatever kit I could bargain them down on - their nickname for me was 'Mr Marin'
after the late '80s Palisades I had from them which started the rot!
) so I'm not going to now;
Hence the dayglo nightmare that used to be Harry Crumbs immaculate resto Cro-Mega!