Just wanted to bump this thread up, as it is relevant to the following.....
Although frustrating that the info can be patchy due to owners/manufacturer reshuffle on this brand, the outcome is top notch. I now have ownership of b'hills frame and built it up a few weeks back. I wasn't really
loking for another bike but, this popped up and seemed a good way to absorb parts that had accumulated. The parts thrown at it are purely coincidental but strangely correct to year.
give or take some.
It rides really nice and looks the part. I will mentally hold it as 1997 (so i don't get boo'd if i bring it to a meet) you can date it as you see fit
Colin, it lives!
The quality of the frame is top notch, not your usual generic alloy, it has a 'built to last' feel to it and welded nicely. I wouldn't say it is the lightest alu frame i've handled but still as light as what you would expect it to be. The gold anodising is a little war-torn but not in the black vs white sense, the bare alu and gold blend in quite well.
I just need to look for a front wheel with a gold/bronze rim to match better with the rear, again, not delibrate, it was in the shed doing nothing.
we were meant to be!
Ride yorkshire on an old bike.