Im new to this site, have been off the bike scene for about ten years and have decided its high time to get my ass back into gear. have just bought an old knackered Carrera Hellcat off of ebay for 36 quid. all parts etc are as standard and its just missing grips and rear tyre. HOWEVER the bike looks like it has NEVER received a service and pretty much nothing is in working order, brakes completely seized etc and everything covered in a decades worth of crud.
my plan is to strip everything down, powder coat frame and forks and repair or replace components. so i thought it might be interesting to document the rebuild. i will post new pics at every stage if people are interested.
feel free to get involved and make suggestions
front suspension - SR Suntour MG-91 magnesium
Rear suspension - RST 22
Crank - SR Suntour P550
front derailleur - Shimano STX RC
rear derailleur - shimano Acera
shift leavers - Deore
Brakes - Louise Magura hrdraulic disks
Rims - Ritchey Rock Comp/OCR Comp
Frame is getting painted white along with forks unless i change them
any suggestions for rear shock upgrades welcome!
Watch this space