Got home from work today and found a couple of parcels waiting for me.
One was the Marin FRS frame I won from Ebay and the other a set of Manitou 4 forks that were spares or repair. And they match the rear end quite nicely. So nicely that I am guessing the frame is newer than I thought.
It also measures 34.9 for the bottom pull front mech and 31.6 seatpost, 1 1/8th" headset.
The bottom bracket has a Made in Taiwan sticker on with FG5LA0004 one side and BI-0261 on the other side. Could anyone tell me what year it is? It hasn't got Marin stamped on it anywhere, which I thought it might.
Going to need some spares for the Manitou, so if someone knows where I can get them from would be a big help please. And what sort of kit I should build it up with. I quite fancy anodisied blue seatpost, stem and QR's!
The Manitou forks are 1 1/8th" threaded but the frame seems to have an aheadset cups in. What would be correct and if threaded headset is correct, where do you get them from?
Sorry for so many questions!