I saw a couple of excellent refurb threads, so decided to register to show you all my little monster.
It has red decals, which I've not seen elsewhere, so am unsure of where these came from?
The frame number is A50602169, which would tell me it's a June 1995 bike, so probably arrived in the UK in 1996, correct?
This tallies up with when I bought it at 14 years of age for the princely sum of £650.
The rear Ritchey rim, with Hope hub gave up around 7 years ago.
The pawls wouldn't catch, so I pee'd on it, warm water and all that, but it just wouldn't budge
Mercian said it would be too expensive to repair, so I binned it and put an awful BSO-type disc rim on. #SHAME.
I'm getting an XT hub, Mavic X317 rim for it, along with a proper HG50 cassette :thumbsup:
It's already got a fairly new PC-870 chain, but that's dirty as sin.
Along with the stock Shimano parts, which brings me onto the saddle.
Oh, the saddle. Well, the original is on my CX bike, as my wife uses this for the canal paths, etc.
Anyhow, I'm off to Halfords for some Nitromars, Autosol and elbow grease ( what aisle is that on, again?
) But, for now, here are some tittilating photo's of the Beast locked up at work.
Orange P7 - Detail
, on Flickr
The last image is the link to the photo set on Flickr.
Any information, help or advice is greatly appreciated.