That really is odd, archemists 88 courier above is the white/purple and its a lug less tigged frame, the all white lugged courier looks like an 87 frame with 88 decals. The crackle one looks like the 87 frame.
Doc - that's what i've been thinking, it is real odd. I
don't know the date of mine - as the one thing i didn't do was remove the cable guide and that obscures the frame number.
But mine does appear to be Araya (japan) made and appears identical (frame) to a model in the 87-88 Araya catalogue.
Mine has no wishbone, is lugless (mostly), u-brakes (no canti hanger) and NO paw prints. Which would say it's a later frame than above but not late enough for wishbones - but then why is it in 87-88 colours!???
If you look at the catalogues - the '88-9 roadrunner (still) has the pink tinge (i.e. the same paint 'range' as mine) but the courier colours have moved on to the crackle.
It's like they didn't revamp the whole range year on year or the ship hadn't docked before the photo shoot?
All cool tho
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