I've spent a few years building up a truly wonderful Cinder Cone dripping with all purple anodisation I can find. Delightful or disgusting? You decide!
Pics, pics, pics: http://jawj.fotopic.net/c1284925.html
It's beautiful but changes of circumstance mean it's seeking a new and caring home.
Asking: Â£600 inc. courier postage, but very open to offers...
It's a 1997 frame (is ten years enough for it to be retro...?) with 1996 Project 2 forks (the super-light ones).
Highlights include a pretty much full XT groupset with those great V-brakes and shifters from that XT-era.
Purple features 'significantly' with matching Hope Ti-bodied hubs, USE post (about three miles long!), bling-bling RinglÃ© Zooka stem, USE bars, X-lite bar-ends, brake-booster, Odyssey Pro headset, Crud Cog Hog and SRP & X-lite purple bolts galore. Ooh and don't forget those two RinglÃ© bottle cages.
The hubs are built onto Mavic 717 black rims (barely-used). I've built the rear wheel with a 2-twist Snowflake pattern for extra retro-coolness!
Flite Ti saddle, Kona Lumpy Gravy tyres and Yeti grips top off a top build.
Condition: very good. The bike has been used and ridden a fair bit and there are a few paint chips (mainly around wheel dropouts) but nothing deep or even remotely structural. Most of the parts were fitted after I'd decided to 'project' the bike so haven't been used too much at all.
Contact me for any questions, full-details or more photos.
A bike is for life, not just for Sunday