UDATED: Images and spec sheet a few entries down!!!
This was my xc race bike back in the late 90s. Since they only made these until 97 I am assuming this one was made sometime before that. I found it in this condition underneath my stairs in my pile-o-bikes. A friend of mine had gotten this frame as a warranty replacement and sold it to me for a few hundred $$$.
I had put way to many stickers on the thing. Even going so far as to get some Spooky stickers and make everyone believe it was. I decided to make things right (well mostly). So I stripped the stickers amd used some good 'ol metal polish to bring that dull sheen to a lovely shine.
I didn't have new bearings but the old ones were cleanable. Although I couldn't seem to remove the chainstays as the pivot by the bottom bracket seemed a bit stuck in there. Oh well. It works fine after a bit of lube.
The components consist of Race Face headset and bb, pretty sure it's not the ti one.. Thomson post, and the addition of old Tioga stem and Race Face air alloy bar. I had this built up with most of what I have now on the Voodoo Bizango. I haven't ridden full suspension in a long time so I figured I'd give it another shot. The rear Risse Astro 5 seems to hold air still. The Superfly bomber, with the terribly placed air valves, also mostly holds it's air (I think one leg might be a bit leaky).
One issue, when I got rid of the awful stock rear shock and installed the Astro 5 the shock mount contacts the frame at the seat tube. There is a slight mark from this and you can hear a slight audible clunk when riding and the shock rebounds sometimes. It didn't seem to have done anything structurally to the frame. Can I do anything about this? Anyone with a similar issue? Where are the B-3 owners out there?
Sorry to be sticker-incorrect but I'm leaving the Spooky stickers on for now. I was/am still obsessed with that company and haven't been able to find those red stickers again (I've visited the new Spooky HQ and got a trove of new/old stickers). Oh and that Spooky cyclocross bike behind it is actually a Spooky, and was one of 12 Supertouch frames made in the 90's (I'll make a new post about that next week).