On my roadtrip home from Oklahoma, I decided to stop in Kansas to visit a guy who claimed to have lots of bikes, and prior to my visit he claimed "I'm sure I've got something you'd like". Well upon opening the barn, this jumped out at me. Of all of the frames, parts, and bikes crammed into that space, this one said "pick me". I held up a tape measure to it, just to find the measurements were EXACTLY what I was looking for. So after some persuasion, wife begging, and bartering, I strapped it to the car and brought it home.
After reading this great siteRomic History I can see that the serial numbers on this bike match one printed in the first page of Ray's build log. This bike is the 24th one made, out of 14,724 built from 1974 to 2004.
Now the build log page says this bike was red. At some point it was refinished to this candy green, rather crudely. The paint has several chips, even fingerprints and other rub marks. No dents, dings, rust, or creases though.
Reynolds 531 DB tubes and forks, Haden Concorde chrome lugs, Shimano SF dropouts
Dura Ace crankset, DA brakes, DA brake levers, DA front derailleur, 600 long cage rear derailleur, and Shimano bar end shifters. These components, along with the original SR stuff point to this being a Model 100 "Deluxe Touring" per the pdf posted on the Romic site I linked above.
Any thoughts about the black painted DA stuff? How can I refinish those? The paint on the crank looks poor but it's actually in really nice shape. My plan is to strip the frame, repaint it (I know it should be red for purity's sake, but I love this green!), track down correct decals, build a nice set of wheels, and ride the hell out of it.