This isn't exactly a vintage iten, but folks here are pretty knowledgable about older stuff, and the MTB forum is younger folks that might not have much exposure to old "junk".
I got this frame yesterday-Craig's list. It certainly isn't any find of the day, but it will fit me, and it also takes a very large tire(Schwalbe 2.35 Super Moto fits) considering it must be 10-15 years old.It is small-15.5" and that caught my short legged eye. It will make a good beat around bike with huge tires to soften the potholes etc.
A couple of questions.
1)Roughly what year is it?The frame is crome moly(all the specialized HardRocks on Ebay are aluminum now), the steerer looks to be 1" threaded. It has odd rear dropouts-they are mainly horizontal, but in two parts.
2)Why the odd rear dropouts?
The first part is typical, but very shallow- behind it is a "hole".What is the hole for? You can mount a QR hub there, but why not use a typical dropout?
3)This other picture is a bunch of old-mainly steel wheels-Excel Mark 4 coaster type brake hub-that might have been Katrinaed.Some are frozen, most aren't.They are a number of different sizes- 26 1 3/8, 27 MTB type 26, a 16 inch and probably some others. The rims are almost all steel. If anyone near New Orleans wants then(Spiderman??) they are welcome to them. I don't think they are worth the price of shipping anywhere-just old rims, wheels from 20-30+ years ago. I had forgotten how pretty chromed steel rims-even rusted-can be, but they aren't worth scrap weight I'm afraid, and will go into my side yard until someone wants them free.The MTB wheel is the only one I want.