OK, so I actually set it in my own skip for the picture after buying it on eBay...I never find stuff like this! I blame all you Euro-Retrobikers for motivating me toward a mass produced Taiwan frame as the basis of a retro build, something I've up to this point never understood. You guys just all seem to have so much fun with frames that have not much value, that I had to play along!
It's in very good shape, with just a few nicks here and there. Most of the issues with the frame that you can see in the pictures is residual goo from previous owner...a good scrubbing and a wax down and the frame cleaned up very well, nearly as well as my Beast. I've already fitted a Syncros Stem, Race Face post, Aheadset, Kona P2, some small gold and green alloy goodies, a Shimao UN52 BB and a set of XTR blue-grey Race Face turbines. I'm not sure when I'll get to this one. The Klein still needs to be built, and it took me 8 months just to fit the Pepperoni to the Beast, so I'm not one to speed through stuff...to say the least!
It's a '97...And no, I'm not painting it white...gonna buck that trend!
Drowning in Retro!