Yeah, it is for a pulley. Mine has the same thing.
It's that paint loss on the drive side lug that looks a bit bothersome. Just at the foot of the down tube. Probably is just paint TBH but I'm assuming is that what the seller is getting at :)
Interesting, I didn't know that...
FWIW I have a set of (later?) Titec 118 bars that I plan to sell shortly, but sadly I don't need the Syncros as a swap. Appreciate you're looking for trade but you're welcome to message me if you have a change of plan :)
Ahhh, this one again :)
Diabolos are lovely things but this one does look a bit sad for the price really. I would want to have a closer look at that down tube lug as well.
Hopefully somebody who really wants it (and is happy to spend a bit of £££ on a refurb) takes pity and gives it a good...
Late to the party but I would agree about the geometry thing. Aside from the fork trail, is the HT angle also fairly slack?
To put it into context my aluminium 8 Freight cargo bike does still feel lively up front, despite being 8 feet long. The head tube is super steep at almost 90 degrees though!
It's '93 issue DX by the looks of things. As a rough guideline..
Chainset £25-£30 (as you have the crank dust caps as well)
Rear mech £15
Cantis (full set) £15
Brake levers/STI £25-£30*
*The ST-M075 (RapidFire+) are slightly rarer to find, as they were just for the '93 model year before DX was...
Indeed, Woodford Green isn't cheap. The locals would however prefer to spend their hard earned on several Audi/Range Rover/Merc that end up getting pinched and trundled off down the A406 towards the coast :LOL:
Frame does look interesting, definitely some sort of bonded tubes reflex style. Rest...