I recently bought this mountain bike frame, It seems to be high quality tig welded alloy. I initially thought it was a Specialized frame because it was so lightweight and quality welds. But now I have my doubts. Any help to identify it would be greatly appreciated. The frame is 21inch from centre of crank to top of seat post. And has 2 clusters of 3 cable runs on top of the top tube which I thought was unusual as most are underneath. I have no idea of the original forks or crank/running gear or brakes or wheels, it now has sr suntour lockout forks and hydraulic discs front and rear. It originally ran v brakes I think. If there's anything relevant I can look at to help identify it please advise me.

Many thanks,

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    That could be pretty much any manufacturer. You need pictures at a minimum, and maybe a serial number. – Batman Jan 28 '17 at 1:16
  • Also this may be useless or misleading information but I put the frame number into a online VIN checker and it said it was possibly made in Poland but didn't give a year. Does anyone know which manufacturer ID code starts "SW" ?? – David Jan 28 '17 at 1:47
  • Doesn't look like a specialized to me or high end -- maybe some generic frame. As for cable routing above/below the top tube, both are fairly common (as is internal routing these days) -- theres not a real reason to do one over the other, unless you need to shoulder the bike (e.g. in cyclocross), and running cables under the bottom bracket went out of style a long time ago. I also think specialized generally routes their cables under the top tube, rather than above. – Batman Jan 28 '17 at 2:14
  • There are tons of bikes on the market with generic frames with individual parts spec'd that are worth more than the frame by far (see, for example, Bikes Direct or similar). In fact, may of these bikes are cheap enough that you can buy them (for cheaper than buying the individual parts at retail), strip the parts, and install them on a frame you want and still have it be cheaper with labor than acquiring the parts individually. And FSA makes a wide variety of parts from cheap to expensive. – Batman Jan 28 '17 at 2:25
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    There does not seem to be anything particularly remarkable about the frame. – Daniel R Hicks Jan 28 '17 at 4:20

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