Friendly bump / update:
Okay here's what I've got so far. The bike is probably from around 1995-1998, and retailed for approximately $800-$1000 USD (not sure of the European value). It definitely was not sold here. The frame is chromoly steel, Ritchey dropouts, with a hanger for the front derailleur. Not made in the united states from what I've gather, probably Japanese steel. I still have to grab the frame number off the bike, but it's currently soaking in pb blaster, so I'll grab it tonight.
Right shifter is dead, so I'll be rebuilding it. Hopefully nothing too major. The whole bike smells terrible though... I can't explain it. It's a combination of smoke, and something else. The fake cork is off, but the smell is still there =-\ . Weird.
Also what do you guys do with the seat? I'm a germ-a-phobe, so I just sell the seats on ebay. This one is actually some what comfortable, so maybe remove the old leather + foam, and attach some new leather + foam?