JC Mother of lord... that is a very very nice frame. I can't stop looking at it. Is it custom build? I think the fender eyelets aren't standard (but what is?) on such? Is the frame geometry standard? Or tailor fit to the lucky first owner?
can't tell you much aside from that it's a fillet brazed thunderbolt.
no idea if it was off the shelf geometry or custom. doing some quick measurements, it looks to be about the same as my Titanium. when i get a chance, i'll do a more in-depth comparison.
i can tell you it's not original paint but bagpipes
had it redone in classy gunmetal finish. he mentioned the paint code was from Porsche. Reminds me of the lovely metallic gunmetal grey off of the Honda S2000.
decals are Gil repros. as nice as they are, i will replace them if i can source originals. RM head/seat tube badges I can do for sure as they aren't quite right. the RM downtube decals a maybe as I'll have a source for replacements but I'd like to stick with the white on black and not sure at the moment. I'll prob leave the Thunderbolt model decals as is until I print off ones needed for my Titanium and do both. I want to add tubing decal and I believe it would by white diamond shape Tange Ultimate superlight/ultralight MTB decal?
the frame has had some work done to it. at one point the owner prior to bagpipes
had SS drop-outs installed. bagpipes
had the proper Ritchey drop-outs brazed back on. looking at the 93 RM catalogue, it looks to be the proper drop-outs as you see eyelets in the product photo. work was done by very reputable frame builder in Ontario, Canada. his name is Hugh and he builds bikes under the name True North. I believe this is the blog entry of actual work done on the frame:http://www.truenorthcycles.com/2010/01/ ... d-repairs/