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  • Premier Icon Rusty Mac
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    A picture of the bike may be of more use to us meat mortals on a mountain bike forum. 😉

    glupton1976
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    Apparently the bike you are riding is actually a Triumph Dolomite Sprint. 😉

    Premier Icon v9gss
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    munrobiker
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    Lord knows what that is, judging by the shock it’s a supermarket/halfords type bike that’s been resprayed.

    You need to have a word with who you bought it off.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Looks to have a maestro rear linkage though?
    Edit: or dw link, old iron horse?

    Jamie
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    Looks like a Giant Trance, circa 2005.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_upload_it/bikes/models/manual/Trance.pdf

    Edit: Just had a proper look at the OPs pics…..erm….gawd knows.

    IanW
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    Loved them Dolomite sprints.

    Premier Icon v9gss
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    Can you tell which brand/model, a frame is by the serial number?

    I recently bought a “Giant” full suspension frame and have been adding bits too it as and when I can afford them.

    I was really struggling to find a front derailleur that would fit the frame and not clip the rear wheel swing arm.

    Eventually I gave up and took it to a LBS who rang giant with the frame number to find which derailleur would fit.
    Giant don’t recognise the frame number so obviously it’s not a giant!

    The frame number is AS07050229

    Any help much appreciated.

    warpcow
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    Could it be an older Lapierre X-Control with cheapo shock grafted to it?

    Premier Icon v9gss
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    Was bought as a giant trance.

    But the shock doesn’t pass through the frame as in the one above.

    Rear shock was a too short fox vanilla float.
    Is now a correct, as best I can tell RP23.

    Guy in the shop was convinced it was a Giant before checking! Because of the linkage from bottom bracket to rear swing arm.

    Premier Icon jameso
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    The frame in the pics was made by Astro, around 2008-9. It’s similar to the Maestro and they make bikes for a lot of people, a good factory, but it’s not ‘quite’ a Giant.
    AS07050229 – usually the maker or brand is the first 2 letters, ie ‘AS’ here backs up that I think it’s a stock Astro frame. I’ve also ridden one so I recognise it.

    edit

    I was really struggling to find a front derailleur that would fit the frame and not clip the rear wheel swing arm.

    It’s certainly the Astro then : )

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    You need to have a word with who you bought it off.

    +1

    Premier Icon v9gss
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    Cheers mate.
    Looks like it’ll have to be run on just two front cogs!

    Premier Icon v9gss
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    eBay case also opened. As it was cash on collection though. I’m not holding my breath.

    Premier Icon v9gss
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    Anyone any idea what one of these frames would cost? Or is worth?
    Trying to request a partial refund through eBay.

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