This has just been delivered to chez ti_pin_man:Funk Mtb Frame - Yankee paint job circa 92/93
, on Flickr
It looks like a 92 variant to me and I'm pretty sure its got to be the original paint job. But bizarrely it came to me from Leeds. I'm going to keep the paint job, its hideously gorgeous and is gloppingly thick paint but still a very light frame.
So next is working out the build.
Forks: I'm thinking Manitou 1 or 2 forks or maybe a rigid fork painted to match. It'll be hard to find an original fat funk fork so I'm going to have to look around and see whats out there. I think I have contacted with somebody with some Manitou 2's.
Groupo: I was thinking M900 xtr build or is this a bit early for that?
Options: Tioga disk drive on the rear - the on ebay currently doesnt look a good option, I had one back in the day and they were weak, so with anything in doubt like cut webbing I'll look for a better one.
I also have an idea on fitting SRAM betsy sifters and mech if i can find some... hens teeth and wrong era but they look brill with this frame.
I'm vagely trying to build to era but its my bike, I want to ride it and I'll build it the way I want not to be perfect to era.
OK, guys give me your ideas?