If anyone knows what this frame is and could help me identify it, I would be most grateful.
Distinctive (or not) details of the frame:
- Seat tube top: is concave, curved in.
- Rear brake cable routing: brazed-on noodle on the seat tube.
- Seat post binder bolt: is behind the seat tube.
- Top mounted cable routing: the shifter cables and the rear brake cable are routed along the top of the top tube.
- Head tube: the reinforcement rings.
- Rear derailleur cable braze guides: are under the seat stay.
- Ritchey rear dropouts: incl. flat (vs round) seat stay and chain stay ends & eyelets.
- Weight (approx.): 1.886 kg
- Steerer: 1 1/8 inch
- Seatpost (approx.): 26.6 mm
- BB (British): 68 mm
- Dropout spacing: 135 mm
- Top Tube (approx.): 590 mm (c-c); 615 mm (effective); 28.6 mm (diameter out)
- Seat Tube (approx.): 435 mm (c-t); 390 mm (c-c); 28.6 mm (diameter out)
- Head Tube (approx.): 110 mm; 36.5 mm (diameter out)
- Down Tube (approx.): 32 mm (diameter out)
- Chainstay (approx.): 420 mm
- Reach (approx.): 460 mm
Serial Number: B99XXXX (B plus 6 digits)
- Came equipped with a threaded 1 1/8 inch triple butted (TB) rigid Kona Project 2 (P2) fork.
- Originally from Germany.
- Preliminary discussion: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=377616
Close matches so far:
- Many Scott mid-90s models.
- Biria MX 700, but round seat stay and chain stay ends and 27.2 mm seatpost.
All input appreciated, any ideas or suggestions are most welcome.