Thanks for the show of appreciation comrades.
The mongoose is definitely a mongoose. It's a Tange super lite cro-mo frame. The decals were removed when I first moved Manchester - a mistake in hindsight.
I want to keep the two tone colour scheme on the Lava Dome but not blue fade even though blue is possibly my favourite colour being a Wednesdayite! Could do with a same year velocity stem, but not essential as I have a Syncros which is nice.
I've been thinking about a rich dark metallic plum colour scheme with white decals for the Orange. I've now been gifted a pair of RC36 Evo III from the brother in Law - he's updated to some SIDs?? These are my first pair of bouncy forks
, but my heart says go rigid and keep with the F7s. However, the Pace forks do look the business with the Orange as seen in the 'show us your citrus fruit thread'. I could do with some advice on what type of 1" ahead set to use for the Orange / Pace combo.
My Appetite for the retrobike scene started last October with a trawl on ebay looking for some old skool wheels for the mongoose with a 7 speed cassette - my appetite to get back in the saddle was back. I thought I would pick-up some dirt cheap wheels because there was only me looking for old mountain bike parts
. This bug is costing me a fortune now, so I suppose adding a '94 and a '96 bike will make no great difference.