Thanks raidan73 , loads of info cheers.
So. any thought's on why nigel is a different colour to the one showed in the 91 brochure ? , do you think the serial number ,as has been said, refers to the year of production ? 1989 ? if the 43 refers to the frame measurement that would be about right as it's a shade over 17" in size.
Cant find any 1989/1990 scott brochure scans to see if this model is shown in this colourway ?
I have decided that until I find out more solid information, I'll do a full strip and rebuild initially of nigel , clean the paint and parts up where possible, maybe spray the fork and stem in black as I quite like the stealtheness of the bike.
The stem and forks have magnetism so they are some sort of steel I assume ? and maybe even bare steel as signs of rust are starting to show in places , another reason I feel it would be beneficial to have some sort of paint on them.
Unsure from the scans that I've seen so far if the silver fork on nigel is the original or not, but for now as it's a 1" size it'll have to stay.
Ideally if anyone has one of these bikes and they have restored it I'd love to see some pictures and any other information that may be available
Too little time, so many trails !