It was a city wide garage sale this weekend here in Gardner. Not a lot of bikes though. I did buy a Scott Sawtooth mountan bike from the 80's (I think). It is yellow/ red with TIG welded Tange tubing. It has "Mountain LX" components, and rear U-Brake. The really strange thing I noticed was: It is tig welded on the head tube but the seat cluster appears to be lugged & tig welded.
I will add pictures when I get a chance, but I had a few questions about this bike.
Question 1: It says it was made in Taiwan, tested in Ohio, any clues as to who the builder was?
This frame is huge for a mountain bike, aprox 22.5 to 23 in. I put it side by side with my 1977 Trek 500 series . At quick glance it appears to be close in geometry , but the bottom bracket hight is taller on the Scott. It a good canidate for a 26 wheeled "cyclocross/ commuter" style bike for a co worker. I had him stand over it, He said he had 1 in of clearance.
Question 2 any "down sides" to converting it?