At the co-op today, we were donated a really rough bike. The bike looked like it was owned by a poor homeless person. The front cheap suspension fork steerer was way too short so the owner slammed the stem as far down as it could go and tightened the hell out of it to keep the upper bearing and race sort of in place. The right pedal was held with with a nut, the threads on the crank were long gone. Lots of other problems. The bike was found in a dumpster and donated. The front derailleur was trashed. The rear derailleur was a very nice clean Deore LX which we saved. The rear wheel was junk.
Anyway, the frame looks like a Klein from the nineties. It is an all alloy frame and has the concealed cable paths. The frame is quite rough though, needs to be completely stripped and repainted.
The odd thing is that it has press in BB bearings instead of standard threaded cups. Can that BB be threaded like a standard threaded english BB?
There is minor damage to the frame but it looks like it could be sanded and smoothed out. No fork. I would probably powder coat the frame once I clean it up. The press in BB bearings scare me.
I will post pictures soon.