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    Mystery frame posing as a Grove

    A friend of mine at the LBS sold me this frame/fork, which I picked up solely for the steel Grove handlebars and xt u-brake. It has a Grove Innovations paint decal, but it clearly isn't a Grove. I was thinking of building it up with drop bars and using it as a pub bike. Am curious if anybody can ID it.

    Not much to set it apart from your typical late 80's early 90's steel mtb frame, other than the double water bottle mounts on the down tube. It also had Sakae cranks with 38/48 steel rings. The only markings stamped on it are "SM," which I'm guessing stands for small given the size of the frame.







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    I don't remember any bikes in the 80s being sized with a S, M or L moniker... it was all done numerically as far as I know.

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    No help here but the overlapping top tube onto the seat tube is unique. Did any builders crimp the frame as in the first/last pic?
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Another detail I forgot to mention is the small diameter seat tube. I haven't tried a 26.4 post yet, but a 26.8 is definitely way too big.

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    Is it too late to take them up on that offer?

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    Early Jamis Dakota?
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    That looks like a State College PA bike registration sticker from the 80s

    It kinda looks like a UNIVEGA or a MIYATA but that seat post pincher reminds me of a FUJI

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_Tuttle
    That looks like a State College PA bike registration sticker from the 80s

    It kinda looks like a UNIVEGA or a MIYATA but that seat post pincher reminds me of a FUJI
    Yeah, I'm about 45 min. from State College, so I wasn't too surprised to see that it was repainted by Grove.

    I looked up some old Fuji catalogs and it looks a lot like an 87 Sundance. Thanks for the tip.
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