90’s CR-MO frame - what is it?

Fatmat

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Hello, a few pics attached. No clues to who made it, thought you guys might know!
 

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Looks very tidy. Maybe a Rock Lobster (the Merlin's Bike Shop type)? IIRC they did them in nickel plate for a couple of years.
 
We used to buy these unbadged (apart from the tange sticker) from Greyville Enterprises iirc and latterly Casa Masferrer (masi) late 90s.
We sold quite a few custom built as a 26" wheel hybrid 3x8 26/36/48 for smaller riders who wanted a decent quality steel setup.They were available branded from several sources, good value because suspension was becoming normal on mtbs but these had geometry for a short rigid fork.
We used a black painted tange fork to go with the frame. They still come in for servicing from time to time, I should remember to photograph one.

That fork probably has manufacturers details on the steerer, but could easily be from another source.
 
It's an Al Carter, I had one for a bit:

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Would have come with full XT kit originally, which is probably why it's a frame on it's own now, the same fate as a lot of them unfortunately (including mine 🤦‍♂️). Very nice frame though, I wish I hadn't sold it.
 
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