Ok guys, here she is finished, my aim was to produce a modernish MTB with old skool looks, have i achieved it? i will let you guys be the judge.
I wanted the frameset to do all the talking so i didn't want any "bling", does XTR count? but anyway every component is subtle compared to the frame IMO.
In my mind i'm finding hard to look at it as a modern MTB with the colour it is, bearing in my mind this colourway is now 20 years old and still think it looks uber cool, but in this guise with a 80mm travel front end just doesn't look right to me!
The guys in my LBS loved it and even cycling it back the 1 mile heads were turning, so glad i opted to shave the rear brake mounts and chose the forks i did, also the Fred Salmon bar/stem is a success, but there is still something i can't put my finger on.
Coments good or bad welcome.
Heres the spec -
Frame: Klein Attitude 2003 15.5"
Fork: Fox Forx F80RL
Stem: Fred Salmon 1 Piece
Handlebar: Fred Salmon 1 Piece
Grips: Ritchey WCS
Brakes: Shimano XTR M965
Brake Pads: Shimano XTR
Brake Cables: Shimano XTR
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR Dual Control M965
Shifters: Shimano XTR Dual Control M965
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M960
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M960
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XTR M960
Cassette: Shimano XTR M960
Chain: Shimano XTR HG93
Cranks: Shimano XTR M960
Chainrings: Shimano XTR M960
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR M960
Pedals: DMR V12 Magnesium
Hub Skewers: Shimano XTR M965
Rims: Halo Excite D
Hubs: Shimano XTR M965
Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Red Label (Re-issue)
Seatpost Binder: Hope
Bottle Cage: Ringle H20
Weight: 23 lbs
Stupidly in my hurry to take the pics i forgot to add the Ringle cage