Just back from Florida and wandered into a local bikestore to get a few bits whilst the old Dollar was weak against the squid. Anyway, they didnt have the bits I needed (V-brake XTR levers only) but browsing around I stumbled across other retro bits. Amongst other things was a mint Klein Rascal buildt in full old-skool XTR
, a deore XT Stumpjumper (cro-mo fork and thumbies), also a Pinnacle frame with fork and a couple of Fervor frames..one with coloured rockshox fork . Also a 1st gen Trek OCLV mtb also with full old XTR. Yea, yea.. a couple of Attitudes but all trek monstrosities with those funny pared-down headsetubes.
Of course my will power was weakend by this so I wandered out of there with a NOS Klein Rascal frame in Candy-red ('91 or '92 I think). No fork dammit though..
Being cheeky I asked if they had any old bits lying around for this thing, the owner dragged me around the storerooms and opened a cabinet filled with a jumble of lx/xt/xtr bits... all boxed, some retro some new.. woohoo!!
Anyhow, much the poor sods iritation (mechanic who got the job of watching me), I added a XT biopace chainset, XT toeclip pedal set, XT Cantis(x2), XT "1 headset, Deore thumbies (no XT dammit), XT front derailleur and a 1st gen Flite saddel...ALL spankers new in boxes from the early 1990's
I almost walked out of there with an old A*TAC stem and Hyperlite (purple..hehe..) also but want a combo Klein stem/bars instead, in 1" black.
All in all a good day for the retro-junkie in me and made up for the time wasted in traffic trying to get there. Creditcard took a whack though
My questions are now:
0. frame has had wheels on it and headset but is sooo pretty.. should I build it up?
1. What fork is best for said frame
2. I need a new old Deore XT rear derailleur.
3. ANybody have a Tioga disc wheel?
4. Klein Mission stem/bar combo unit in 1"?...anybody got one?
5. Do I need either a purple or red ringle seatpost?.. ohhhh yes..pimp?