No pics as yet but I thought I'd get a thread going.
This is my first build in 10 years.. I haven't been biking for about that long properly other than a trip to the Cairngorms in 09 which got me inspired. That and the fact that my boss has an Orange Five and left a few MBR's and MBUK's around.
So the idea was that I'd build something up (this will be my third custom build) made from mostly secondhand parts off ebay and the obvious forums.
I've had a mooch around and this forum is great. Bikeradar is full of kids, singletrack has a weird set up with no logical subforums. So I'll be a resident of here from now on.. and also seeing all the old anodised kit from the early nineties when I got into biking gives me the horn
Anyway, here's where I am so far.. It ain't all gucci kit but it'll get me started.
17" 2003 Stumpjumper frame
, repainted or powdercoated in lime green decal free at the moment although I found some on ebid and have them on the way.
Marzocchi MX comp forks
in pretty good condition. I'll service them before final assembly but stanchions are fine and I got lucky with the steerer tube length as I hadn't even received the frame when I bought the forks.
- Specialized OE seatpost and collar
- Madison flux saddle (free with MBUK subscription) in white
- Easton EA50 stem
- Raceface Ride OS bars
- Onza Mongo 3 headset in ano blue
- red and blue ano spacers
- ODI peaty grips in white with red and blue lock-on's
- Mavic 321 rim with Hope XC hub (rear) HG50 cassette
- Novatec White skewers
- Clarks Skeletal brake set
...and that's it at the moment. It's looking pretty good in my head. The new decals will make a big difference.
I'm just hoping the green frame will work ok with the white accents AND the red and blue ano. Who know's hey..
Thanks for reading and I'll obviously update with pics when I get back to work and grab some.