Thanks for some of the info, or at least validation that this was a pretty good find. i wouldn't be surprised if this was from a very small production. unfortunately for me this frame is too big. but i couldn't pass it up, considering the price. i have a cousin, who's a bit taller, that wants to get into road riding, so if it fits him... if not, then i'll probably e-bay it.
and yes, Greg, i did find this at the dump. well, actually at a recycling center at the dump. i've had i guess pretty good success there, though most is what you'ld expect. in my photo album, i also found the motobecane and the ruegger at the same place.
as for the DA crank, it's a circle with a 6 or 9. which would mean 86 or 89. i didn't think they were still making those that late but that is what's on each crank arm.
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