Thanks - looks a match !
Spec not surprisingly has move away from the catalogue listed.
Headset in catalogue: RaceFace Real Seal Threadless
Stem in catalogue: RaceFace EX Ti
Crankset in catalogue: RaceFace LP Compact
Rims in catalogue: Sun CR17A
Guess some of the catalogue parts...
Aha - thanks for confirming - I suspect it was with 96 or 97 due to the “15 years” sticker. I’ll be sure to ask my son to lock it well and not too knock around too much.
Thinking about it though I was really after a small for him and the reach on the medium is a little far...
Snapped to up today - lovely light frame and handles and runs beautifully. I'm thinking its a 97 but not entirely sure. Came with quite a coat of dust - I suspect it had been collecting dust for quite a few years :)
Good news for my son - we were stopping by a supermarket today to pick up a pizza slice and decided to check out the second hand / thrift store next door quickly.
A Rocky Mountain Altitude was parked outside and had just been dropped off to the shop that morning.Seems to be a perfect fit for my...
Further update photo
A little closer towards getting the old bike up and running again.
Added some Velo Orange Casey Crazy Bars and Brooks saddle.
The geometry seems to work well but will only really be able to tell once riding...
Yeah nice frame these were the top spec'd frames from the range. Condition looks good and decals are intact :)
If you check the serial number (under side of crank) you should be able to learn what year its from.
Thought it might be time to update this thread just for the sake of completion. Its been over a year since the last update and even thoughg the bike is not yet complete things have been moving along albeit at snail pace.
So the frame was done and purchased a second Mavic Open...
Looking to replace an old Shimano chain ring with a Sugino XD Pro Triple Chainring. Very unsure however of how compatible they are. The rear cassette is Shimano 8 speed.
Is there anything I need to know ? Thanks!
Bike frame finally completed. Decided to not go for the super polished look and to keep aligned with the original brushed aluminium look.
Mainly worked with Wire Wool grade 00 and then dropped to 000 grade.
Didn't wire wool the welds at all but instead took a wire brush to them in order...
Seen a lot of folk on this forum going on about Nitromors which I guess is what I would want to get if available however since its not went down the DIY shop today and bought some "Nitro thinner" which is apparently really nasty stuff containing the likes of Butan-1-ol, 2-Methyl-1--Propanol and...