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I have been given this bike and am trying to find out more about it - I can't find anything on the bike that tells me it's make etc - any ideas would be very welcome.

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which country are you in? does it look like its been repainted? do you see a serial number (normally found under the bottom bracket)? –  PeteH Jun 23 at 17:38
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The lack of labelling on almost all the components leads and the general shape of the frame leads me to think it's a generic deparment store bike. –  Kibbee Jun 23 at 18:07
    
Can you add some close-ups of anything and everything that has a name or logo on it? I see something on the seatpost, front shock, and maybe the rear shock. If there are any other labels that we can't see in this pic, those would help too. –  jimirings Jun 23 at 19:14
    
@Kibbee - or stolen. –  Daniel R Hicks Jun 23 at 19:48
    
I'm in England I was given the bike by my wife's friend who's owned it for a while so not stolen @Daniel R Hicks. It has been repainted not by me but before I received it I believe it is part carbon fibre the serial number is A70800024 on the frame. It has club roost bars and I think its a specialised crank and drive train. Thanks for everyone's comments so far. –  Mark King Jun 24 at 16:35

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Sorry for an answer that should be a comment (need to get my bicycles.SE rep up before it'll let me do it right).

I see (open the asker's image to view larger)...

A Marzocchi Bomber fork, construction and decals look like a late-90s Bomber Z1 (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=198026, though slightly different from the pictured "bam" model).

An FSA headset.

A ROOX seatpost (http://www.roox.at/COMPONENTS/COMPONENTS/Seatpost_overview.htm, though I didn't try to find the exact model from as little as visible.

A Cane Creek rear shock.

Cheap department store bike was my first guess, but the identified parts seem a bit better than that for as little as I pay attention to who is selling their brand to junk bike makers.

Hope this helps!

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Also the brake levers and cantilevers look like Shimano LX brakes from the late 90ies to me. Not the worst stuff back then and quite sure not from a department store bike. –  Benedikt Bauer Jun 23 at 20:14
    
It could be an old Yeti. bikepedia.com/QuickBike/… The dept store bikes are essentially cheap copies of that design. –  Fred the Magic Wonder Dog Jun 23 at 23:09
    
Trek Y is also similar to that design. –  Fred the Magic Wonder Dog Jun 23 at 23:14
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The forming and clean welds on the frame suggest that it is more than just a cheapo Dept store suspension bike. At one time ( mid 90s or so ) that design was state of the art, rather than a mark of shame. –  Fred the Magic Wonder Dog Jun 24 at 0:03
    
It has been repainted not by me but before I received it I believe it is part carbon fibre the serial number is A70800024 on the frame. It has club roost bars and I think its a specialised crank and drive train mark you are correct with the other parts you mentioned in your post.Thanks for everyone's comments so far. –  Mark King Jun 24 at 16:39

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