The previous owner tells me he went all round Europe on this, and upon return, took the wheels off and left in his shed, they have moved house a few times, and this bike has remained in this state for most of those 15 years. It has not fared to badly if indeed the story is true.... Those tyres still have the hairs on them!
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It's not far off original.
It has a flexstem which I may leave on for period upgrade correctness (although the bung is done i fear), unless I found an original stem. It has had some v brakes fitted at some point, along with some shonky wellgo spds. I have some Altus canti's in a box, but I'm gonna have to hunt out some of those rocker doodads. Also, it has been upgraded with 8 speed stx rc shifters, but, wait for it... Still has the original 7 speed cassette.
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It has a saddle from the orange that replaced it. The skewers are awol, The seatpost moves freely, wierdly no front mech, and as yet no cracks!!
Frame number is 51807922832, which suggests a 93 model with all the tubes stuck together in 92, and it's a confirmed 18"
I took some pictures as it was out of the van after picking up.
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I have compiled all the bits I need to get it back to spec below, Just going to bring this one back to life, spit, polish, patina and all, as close to original spec as possible.
If anyone has any of the bits below or can point me the right way that would be great.
The shopping list:
Tioga Surefoot 3 pedals. (or maybe some old spds)
Ritchey Z Max Blackwall tyres
2 of those cantilever rocker things
A10 Front mech
Vetta Lite gel saddle
Exage rapidfire plus shifter / brake combo
Some nice grips, Ritchey true grips?