marc two tone wrote:
yes, 1992 it is, could even be a 'SE' or is that just two scratches?
anyway, a good clean up will see this bike in action again. the sort of project i like where, all parts are removed, cleaned and re-installed. a great way to get to know the bike and any underlying faults.
the middle ring on chainset looks past it but a few dollars on brake pads, odd cable, decals if you want and see how it runs. bottom bracket will be well-in but worth removing to see if bb shell isn't holding water/corroding.
mind you, you're in aus. we here judge all metal objects against p.o.m.e weather
keep us updated.
I wasn't sure if those were scratches or the SE text.....but the front and rear derailleurs are 500LX which was std on the SE, along with the silver cranks.
I also love projects like this where, essentially the bike is all there and with a bit of cleaning and tinkering and TLC can be transformed into something much, much better.
There is a theory on the forum that a full-on, fresh paint resto can leave you a little "cold" once it's finished...... if you've owned the bike for a long time it's likely you'll have a story behind all those scratches, scuffs, knocks. If you remove them all it's like you lose part of the bikes history.......