That was the most common color scheme for the late fb cx bikes, before the protos that became the production bikes. There's an almost identical one(size, etc) here in town but it has the finger style rear cable hanger and later style cable stops. I borrowed one for about a month(still haven't built my proto up) and loved it, heavy as a tank, but the back end feels great. Yours looks like it has the offset divers helmet stops and campy drops(some were gipiemme)
He used that style fd for years, if you ever need to replace it you can use the barrel adjuster and hardware off an old road caliper. The pinch bolt on the shell strips pretty easy FYI
Thanks, that's really helpful as although I'd done the usual (and not so usual) searches I'd found out precious little.
You're absolutely right about the offset cable guides which are a bit clearer in this still poor quality photo. Interesting to hear that there is another in this size as not that many people want such a tall cyclocross frame.
A couple of queries:
- does 1988 sound about right?
- you mention production bikes so does that mean that this was custom built?
- reassuring about the b/b pinch bolt as mine stripped on Saturday! Any more detail about that road caliper fix (i.e. what parts are needed and where)?