Thought id start a thread for this one, a few of you will have seen it last week in the ebay section on here, it was fairly cheap and pretty local so i decided i was having it, ive got a '94 Lava Dome frameset that i need to build up and i thought this would be a perfect donor for the parts (i wrongly assumed the frame was a 16", which it isnt) and when i went to pick it up it was in far better condition that i had first thought!
So after rushing it home, the first thing i did was give it a basic strip and clean, cranks off and split the rings off to clean, rear mech off and the jockey wheels off (this will be coming off soon anyway as its a 'deore' and quite new so shouldnt be on there at all) the rest of the spec is as original i think, exage hubs and brakes, sugino crankset and dia-compe brake levers with DX (i think) thumb shifters, which work perfectly!
Plans are a bit of a mix up as i have some m600 v-brakes i think ill use on it purely for better stopping power, i have an xt rear mech circa '96 i think which will go on when i get some new cables, and a set of skinny road tyres and i think she will be my summer daily rider, but of course my plans will probably change all the time i ride it as i did about five miles on it last night and loved it!
On with the pics...
I didnt take any before i cleaned it unfortunately, i wish i had as the difference is amazing!
The previous owners used to live in switzerland and you have to register bikes over there, thats what this little sticker thing is..
Sorry about the million pics, i just really like it is all lol, any comments welcomed, and yes the seat will be getting removed when im paid again as im now skint again for some strange reason!