Nice, didnt know DBS made an E-stay, I've only ever seen normal diamond frames although they usually have Gigant drum brakes.Also made good quality Reynolds 531 frames.
DBS is Der Best Sycle I've been told and were bought out by a Swedish firm.
Have fun with that and start upgrading components, could turn into something special
It was your post about the re-buy-cycle mob that was my first decent hit when doing a little research.http://www.re-buy-cycle.co.uk/details.php?id=206
The drum brakes look really interesting, I'm surprised nobody has taken it in the last year.
Some of the old DBS road bikes and cruisers that popped up while searching looked pretty nice.. not my thing but nice.
Interesting for sure and certainly not 'catalogue tat'. Were DBS ever available in the UK?
Not that I'm aware.. I'm in Australia, its the first I have seen and 99% of noteworthy google hits had to go through the translator before I could make sense of them.
Nice to get some second opinions on it (not 'catalogue tat' weheeeey!.. a week ago it was just a grungy photo on ebay that made one eyebrow raise but by the time the 7 day auction was up it was under my skin. I think I'm just a sucker for stuff that's a little off the norm.
If the frame fits and rides ok I think I'd like to go rigid but I'll save that vote for later.. rigid Struts would be the obvious choice.