Well, after a few years not really riding much I have recently been obsessing again on bikes, and on a trip to the recycling centre nearby I found a frame that looked ok... on closer inspection I saw that it was an early Specialized S Works. If anyone could put a date on it that would be awesome, I have tried without luck so far
. The price? Well the guy there said "well it has to be worth a fiver". Had £7 on me, so I just shoved that into his hand and did one! It has all XTR - cranks, front and rear mech, cantis and shifters. All parts seem in used but very good condition except aesthetics.
Here are some early pictures, I am getting the forks taken off from the LBS at the moment as the stem is stuck into them and it's not a job I can easily do (having soaked it for ages there is no movement so it was a choice between losing the stem of the forks).
Think I am going to set it up as a singlespeed but that depends on money situation etc. If anyone has any comments or recommendations I would love to hear them.
It is also getting stripped and sand blasted and resprayed, has a bit of pitting rust and I want to make it look like a beauty again. It has to be said thought that this frame is super lightweight and I can't wait to build it up properly.
First pictures from outside my shed (before it got cleaned and sorted out - that's mainly white grease on it not white paint marks, and sorry about the picture quality):
Here's the pics: