Ok guys, help is needed!
I was looking at some of the new carbon fibre hardtails from Scott, Giant etc, but following the hell of the north cotswolds I realised my Pine Mountain from 1996 is still going well and I love it to bits.
The bike is here:
The only thing it needs is a new drivetrain (8 speed XT) which isnt much of a problem and a new set of forks. The current 97 Manitou Pro C's have done over 10,000 miles and are a bit knackered. I am looking at the current SID Race which has a 63mm travel option. The current forks are 75mm which has jacked the headtube up a bit. Do you guys think the SID's are a good option. I want a light xc fork suitable for my 1996 frame.
Also any advice on my 1997 (I think) LX M569 chainset. I am really after a new set of chainrings and a left hand crank arm as the old one has cracked. Anyone got any or know where they can be found.
Your retro help is much appreciated as I really love this bike and want to get the most out of it with a new sparkle!
Steel is real baby!