Lou says that his records indicate that this is an early 90's frame, but
still I wonder.
I have a Medici El Dorado model listed in the Used Bike Guide, built 90-94
with Tange tubing. This means that I found a Buyers Guide, brochure, or catalog
listing in those years with that bike model and tubing. There is a good
possibility that either the model existed in other years or that it existed with
different tubing, but that I just never had access to that particular document.
The Used Bike Buyers Guide will always be evolving. I increased the information a lot this past week with replies to my query about obscure makes starting with A to F. On the other hand, I find it hard to date bikes strictly by the parts packages and I discuss that in the text portion of the guide. I know that I've swapped parts on many of my bikes and if someone gets them in the future, they'll have a heck of a time trying to fathom how such a mix of different era parts can end up on a bike. I happen to like dual pivot brakes, both Shimano and Campagnolo. I also happen to like Campagnolo (NR/SR) Record and C-Record cranksets and often run them on bikes that are otherwise all something else. I suspect many of you do something similar. By the way, if you want a copy of the guide, it is still only $3 for an email version. The framebuilder portion is now over 120 pages. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL