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Old 08-30-15, 06:57 PM
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The obvious is the eyelet on the rear dropout which was removed sometime during 88. The new frame I ordered in June or July of 88 didn't have them. The dropout became cantilevered a couple years later.
Those (like yours) were cool, because they were stiffer than steel, but much more comfortable - it's absolutely true, not only was that pasted on the marketing brochure, but it was all over the bicycling press at the time: "ever seen an aluminum bell? No? That's because aluminum damps out the high frequency vibrations that steel doesn't" or some such was one of the tag lines. Of course it wasn't true. :0

Had a couple. Great bikes. Don't miss them.

edit: I'm thinking that isn't 85 unless it was repainted.
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