so i picked up this little beastie from Ebay, i used to have the 552, same frame but in blue so when i saw this i contacted the seller and asked a few questions, all answers seemed positive with the exception that he didn't have the rear brake cable rocker assembly.
having now received the frame and both forks i can see it's all in pretty good condition for 20 years old although the rear mech hanger is slightly bent but not so bad that a bit of a tweak won't sort it out.
first impressions are that it weighs a tonne!
and i'll definitely need some new elastomers but i think i know where i can get some so that's ok.
haven't decided which fork i'll use yet but i like the idea of the original rigid fork, and before you ask drystonepaul has first refusal on the suspension fork, but being honest i don't even know what the fork is! early marzocchi i assume
anyway, here's the initial pics
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