Just thought I'd drag up this thread as it's such a cool one.
With regards the plastic chain guard, my one (chris' old one) has the two holes for the guard on it and that's number 241. I think the problem with these features is that they appear sporadically dependent on the parts available or the builder. It's a bit like my Fat Chance Ti that doesn't have a tooth-pick on it even though ones before and ones after do
The Trials frame is probably not a very early bike as the decals are basically ones from an RC100 T just swapped round, also the Bullseyes are the later versions without the scalloping on the spider of the early ones on the 88/89 bikes- maybe an employee frame from around 1990?
Retrobikeguys scan of the spec sheet shows the hierarchy of RC100s which I'd totally forgotten about:
RC100S, RC100LE and RC100T:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... light=pace
The thing that the spec sheets show is something that is often forgotten - that Pace offered a choice of colours - Grey and Yellow, or Grey and Black. Also that Suntour was not the only option with Campag and a special mix of Pace parts featuring.
These spec sheets also shows that by the time this spec sheet was out they were moving over to Renthal alloy bars (not RC130s yet) rather than the Renthal double butted steel ones. Both these bars were shimmed cut down lighter weight versions of the motocross ones.
Can you guess what I've been building up recently....?