1994 XO-5 in somewhat sorry condition, but still a pretty nice find for $20.
I bought it from the daughter of the original owner who informed me that she had touched up some rust on the frame - sadly she used satin black rattle-can paint all over the lovely green paint - the good news is that with no key or primer it will probably come off with some elbow grease.
Bike is stock - mainly early altus/alivio with some very strange single lever rapidfire shifters. Wheels are nice Araya/Sansin with a six speed freewheel!
This is going to be a slow one but I already have some good ideas of how to preserve as much of the original paint as possible whilst repairing the damaged areas - don't want to fully respray something so uncommon. Build will be a little nicer than stock, though the wheels might stay, I'll be doing my 22 mile round-trip commute on this bike, so it has to ride nice.
Thanks for playing!
1986 RM Ritchey "Canapurna", 1991 Marin Eldridge Grade, 1990? Vitus Futural CX, 1995 TREK Singletrack 950, 1996 Muddy Fox Monarch Team, 1997 DMR Trailstar, 1993 Pro-Flex 853, 2001 Santa Cruz Chameleon