Good Day folks, I Have been given a frame from back in the heyday of the North Shore from a friend in North Van while I was visiting this summer, some shenanigans about being some sorta "bike addict"... listen, going from no bike for 18yrs to 3 rigs and 2 frames in 3 years isnt an addiction, its a passion! But I digress, Im rather curious about it.
Its an On-Top Four Twenty, with a 125mm(?) Manitou XVert DC fork, and a Shimano Deore XT 3x nothing drivetrain with some White RF cranks, a mech disk front, and a side pull rim grabber out back.
C'mon Tell me Gussets arent hot.
So my Question I guess is... What can y'all tell me about this frame, the story behind it, stories you have with it, why that welded headtube brace is so sexy, and even what would be the manuever with this frame, be it a cherished wall hanger show piece or putting in the sweat equity to rebuild it.