Frame number will be stamped under the bottom bracket. Post it up here and it'll get deciphered in minutes.
Rear facing seatpost binder says it is pre 97 I think. So 95/96 is on the money but not much of the kit is original other than the frame - so harder to date. Could have been a self...
I reckon @brocklanders023 is on the money with £250 as a full bike. Don't see many oranges with Marzocchis either.
There are some decent parts on there - the maguras, USE post (though faded), wheels (crossmax?) and some newer XT kit that looks quite fresh.
Would possibly sell more in parts...
Checking into this thread. Always a fan of steel and Bontrager has been on the list for a good while - though it may be the dream that never materialises for me as I'm at the point where N+1 really doesn't work.
Have learned a lot from your posts, and no doubt will learn more as the thread...
Thanks will check steerer length tonight, hadn't thought of that!
They'll be replacing some original gold Judy XC's - measured about 420mm A-C fully extended. I'm not sure that's too much to worry about - its a turbo bike so a slightly jacked up front end won't be a biggie - what do you think?
Love a ragtop. Had a couple of Boxsters in my 30’s (986s and 987s) plus an Elise (111s) which strictly speaking was a targa. Rocking a pano roof now as a compromise but there’s nothing better than having the lid off in all weathers and just enjoying the experience!
I had one that was a speculative ebay purchase. Always liked these in an AMP way. The one I got was too small for me to keep and fettle so I moved it on in parts for a few quid more than I spent.
I'll likely polarise with my view - I'd rather be able to hear what is around me, and I'd rather any cyclists around me were doing the same. This being either the sounds of the countryside etc if offroad, or the noise of things that could squash or injure me if on road.
I can understand if...