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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Hi,

Bought this, stealthy listed, bike off Marktplaats this weekend after being triggered by the vgc Flite.

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Closer inspection revealed a complete XT M730/5/6 grouppo

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Apparently, the forks (RST 400) have led a heavy life and I doubt whether they´re worth salvaging. However, I have no clue what that frame is. It looks quite low end, but why was it hung with such nice parts (up and including the UN71 BB and a vgc Cateye computer, both still perfectly usable)?

Any ideas?

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Your help is appreciated :D !

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 Post subject: Re: Unknown red frame
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:51 pm 
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BTW head tube is 1.125 and seat tube 31.8mm.

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 Post subject: Re: Unknown red frame
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Those unslotted cable stops on the top tube ring a bell.....they should be a clear give away but my brain is broken :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown red frame
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Look at the dial on the seat (bit where the rails go in at the front) for it's date. Not the big numbers near the back.

I would guess the frame is of similar age and the forks are later.

What's the serial stamp on it. I find it hard to tell the difference between the early 90's Alu frames as they all have a similar look. The slight bending in the chainstays might hep.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:12 am 
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Thanks for the input so far.
I'll check the date on that Flite again :oops: .

I have looked all over for a serial number, but there's none to be found (at least not in the obvious places).

Racin'snake, have your brains recovered already?

Anyone else any clues?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:54 pm 
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Whats that clamp around the bottom of the head tube? is it a strengthener 'cos its cracked?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:45 am 
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Gruff wrote:
Whats that clamp around the bottom of the head tube? is it a strengthener 'cos its cracked?


Could be, or alternativley a strenghtener to stop it cracking


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:51 am 
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Possibly a newer version of this? viewtopic.php?f=41&t=202437

There are similarities in cable guides location and frame braces.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:53 am 
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Has a Coyote look to it


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