Well that got some of you going.
Clearly he will need to ride it . Ideally over a week end, but I doubt if that'll happen.
What struck me is the spec on this bike. There is little real scope to upgrade. The forks are good, the X-0 rear mech is good , even the brakes. The only Shimano is the chain.
I like the comment about the frame being the weakest point, equivilant to a £300 one. Maybe so, but take a look at it. OK the proof is in the riding.
For those who haven't seen it should take a look..........
My mate is not a retro sort of bloke. His idea of retro is last years 'phone, or an Ipod with only 16Gb of memory. He was looking at £2000-£1500 bikes (specialized, whyte....) and that's why only
spending a grand appears to make sence
And, if he wasn't so much of a short arse, he could have one of the large frame versions on Ebay for £750 (brand new).
Now , how about that spec for £750 ?
1997 GT Yellow Karakoram (had from new)
1999 M2 Mirror Blue Stumpy Frame (out from under the bed. Rebuild time!)
2010 Yeti ARC
2011 Yeti ASR-5A