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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:17 pm 
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so ebay searches based on generic terms for local bikes are very dangerous and after a couple of quid for petrol and £1.04 I have ended up with this, an aluminium frame that also came with LX chainset, forks, BB etc. No idea what it is. Advertised as "aluminium mountain bike frame".

So, frame has oversize downtube, oval chainstays, no serial number under BB but does have on rear dropout, no decals except some branded freebies (from MBUK or similar) would need 34.9 top pull front mech, 29.8-30 ish seat pin, forks were 1 1/8 but not sure original, chainset looked like had been fitted for a while and with BB possibly original, anyway 68mm shell, LX m560 (170 length) and UN71 bottom bracket, discussions with owner and LX chainset suggests 1993-1994 era ?? looks part of mass produced range but thought I'd check before doing anything rash.........


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Dropout shape screams generic taiwanese frame to me, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Not too sure about that mech hanger either, looks like it is not original. Check the right-hand dropout for filing marks where a fixed mech hanger would be.

Looks like a good basis for a really fast pub bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
Not too sure about that mech hanger either, looks like it is not original. Check the right-hand dropout for filing marks where a fixed mech hanger would be.


yes, should have taken off and investigated, hanger is marked "Everest"; doesn't necessarily look like a previous hanger has been removed comparing to other hanger, but filed slightly to allow hanger to fit, so difficult to tell.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:25 pm 
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That's a A-Pro style hanger I think used by many.
Not sure if it's an evolution or just alternative of the earlier design that slotted into the frame.

Thinking somthing like this
http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk ... 2FDropouts


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:45 pm 
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That dropout on the drive side has been modified. It's tidy, but look how uneven the radius Simon this curves.

The eyelet holes are uneven, an inconsistent distance from the edge of the dropout so I wouldn't be surprised if they were drilled and tapped by a previous owner.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:59 am 
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Lokks like my orange evo2 frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:45 pm 
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This takes me back 4 years or more.

One of my first posts was to determine if i had an aluminium marin of a top-end calibre, as the decals were 'team issue' and 'aluminium series'. of course team bikes were steel and, apart from some marin decals, no evidence towards it being a marin. so, the search and the bike were scrapped.

The rear mech hanger was exactly the same as your everest one. apart from it being similar to alpinestars al-mega hangers it didn't seem to have a home traceable. until may/june this year when i saw a bike frame with the same decals, hanger and everything else i remember about the frame it had..this one had SHOGUN decals! At last i know what i was. As for yours it could be a shogun or many other things as these frames were generic and put out to which ever company wanted to put their brand on them.

Watch for head tube cracks, apart from that, that's a perfectly good project of some sort. whatever it is.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Head tube cracks? The size of that head tube you could drive piles with it! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:51 am 
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thought I'd post a quick pic of what this ended up as having collected bits together, although will need to work out what to do with my Pacific Mountain Expert viewtopic.php?f=1&t=253306= as robbed the single speed bits, with the wheels being spare off the Mrs' Trek from when she commuted on it and now unused, the rest of the bits including the frame probably £30 all in so not a bad "hack" even if I say so myself

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