Right - here she is. Ready to rock
Completed yesterday and pics just taken. I always wanted this build to be a usable ride. Not too much in the way of fancy stuff just a good workman like bike: the sort of MTB I always wanted bitd but couldn't really afford. So i've kept the frame in natural alu, warts 'n all. There are dents & marks a plenty but the point is that it looks the part. It looks like a well loved trail beater
Thanks to those that provided bits and added their comments. I may change the bars/grips at some stage and as mentioned before, I have a pair of XTR M950 hubs awaiting some suitable rims. Money's run out at the moment so that will have to wait awhile !
Yup the chainstay protector will go when I get round to buying a black one !
Otherwise i'm happy with the results
Frame: 1998 Kona Muni-Mula in bare Alu.
Sticker set: Graphic Shack.
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z1.
Handlebar: Commencal de Luxe risers.
Grips: Kona Lock-Ons.
Brakes: Shimano XTR M951.
Brake Pads: Kool Stop.
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR in black.
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M950.
Shifters: Shimano XTR M952 9 speed.
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M951.
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR in black.
Cassette: SRAM PG970 9 speed 11t-32t.
Chain: Shimano HG93.
Cranks: Shimano XT M739 175mm.
Chainrings: Shimano 44/32/22.
Chainring bolts: KCNC alloy in black.
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN 54 73mm (115mm axle).
Pedals: Shimano DX M636 SPDs.
Hub Skewers: Shimano LX.
Rims: Mavic XM317
Hubs: Shimano LX M570 front & rear.
Tyres: Tioga Factory XC 1.95 front & Tioga Extreme 2.10 rear.
Saddle: Selle Italia XO Kevlar with alloy rails.
Seatpost: Race Face Prodigy 26.8mm.
Seatpost Binder: Hope 31.8mm
Weight: 26 1/2 lbs. (approx 12kg)
Extras: JD Components bottle cage and a smattering of Ti & stainless bolts.
Cheers folks, Steve.