Your comments are most welcome. I suspect budget may be a slight issue. I'm still trying to justify to my wife why I've had to go out and buy a set of Lumicycle lights
As for Anthony's advice regarding keeping the original forks or not, I guess this is one of my biggest areas of concern as I don't know whether to keep it original as much as possible or not. Some front suspension would be nice, but will it spoil the geometry/look of the bike? Also can I still get forks to fit it?
I really have a driving desire to make this bike my primary one. It seems to me that in the last few years, yes there have been a lot advances in the technology of mountain bikes, but as always, while some has been genuine improvement/evolution, some of the change has been cosmetic/fashion driven.
My Hardrock is nice and modern. Suspension (all be it fairly lackluster forks) is a comfort and disc brakes a revelation...but it ain't got the feel and soul of my Orange...
I'll get some piccys up soon