I bought this frame here to be a donor of some bits for my 1991 Offroad Pro·Flex RF-1. It was a little rusty and I had no intention of made something with it.
But I got the bits a needed in NOS state so I started thinking in making something with the frame wich was hanging on a wall. I always love drop bars in MTBs so it was a cheap way to make one drop bar MTB. I had a lot of components so I started to build it.
I'm gonna to use it so it's a rider, not a garage queen. Not a lot of NOS bits and a few of new components. Basically the new bits are the One One Midge bars, the Dia Compe bar ends (friction only), the Cane Creek brake levers, the Brooks saddle and the tape bar (Deda). Cable guides too (Jagwire)
NOS components are the XT seatpost, fluor Cateye clips, green Controltech jockey wheels, the Schwalbe tyres and the green Onza chill pills. The bottle cages are new but are the same since many years ago.
I got original bushes and spacers in the US, but the bushes weren't in the best condition. So I did a little job with the Cane Creek bushes for their seatposts, that are the same colour than the originals. Only had a bit smaller outer diameter, and the hole is a bit narrow too. I drilled the hole a bit to make it wider with a lot of care and they work very well. I did it for my RF-1 a year ago and I didn't have problems yet.
I won't make a complete list of the components but I used a 1991 Deore DX rear mech, a 1989 Deore in the front, Deore DX brakes, 1993 Deore LX crankset and dx hubs laced in 230 Mavic rims. It's not finished yet but I'm riding it now. It's not too weight and it runs smoothly. I like it cause it's simple and humble.
Maybe my next conmuter and winter bike. (I have some balloon tyres for it).
I hope you like it.
Sorry, phone pics.
The rear arm was repainted before I bought it
New decals on its way to my home, maybe i'll send the rear arm and the stem to repaint.
The original blue is the stem one, similar to Yeti turquoise.
The cable is too long cause I've to finish to adjust properly the mechs.
The green bolts are a gift from a fellow at RW.
Thanks a lot, Gordon!