Thanks for all the comments guys, I didnt realise AlpineStars were so popular
Ive been busy all weekend buying new caravans and cars, but did manage to wash the Cro-Mega and have a better look at its condition.
The frame is actually in pretty good nick tbh, its covered in stone chips (or Patina
) and there are a helluva lot of scratches, but Im fairly sure I will be able to polish most of these out with some T-Cut and elbow grease. Sadly the cable guide from the bottom of the BB is missing, so I'll need to try and find one on eBay or somewhere.
I spent an hour routing through ma "Box o Bits" and found a good few of the original upgrades that I fitted, apart from the canti's which are from my first Trek 9800. I may see if I can find some older DX canti's just to keep the faith (so to speak).
The chainset is also a bit out of kelter as I seem to think that the AS came with full size Bio-Pace rings, and the DX one I have is micro-drive.
The spuds look pretty good although one pair appears to have lost its balls
and I obviously decided at some time in the past to grit-blast them to make them look better??
Thunbies are ok, need a clean up, as do both mechs and possibly some new jockey wheels for the XT rear. Brake levers are original upgrades bought at the same time as some Dia-Compe canti's and seem in good order again, just needing a clean.
Ive also found an old 7spd cassette, but its an old road one so whilst the spacers will be ok for me to use, obviously the ratio's are wrong. Im damned if I can remember the old 7spd MTB ratio though, something like 13-28 was it? Perhaps if anyone knows, they could just post the sprocket sizes for me, I have a box full of loose sprockets so should be able to knock one together from that.
I'll post another update when Ive had a chance to polish the frame a bit better. I might even give my kids a cloth and some T-Cut to earn a bit of pocket money......