I hope I can acheive the sentiment in the title...having been a bit daft with bikes last year, and with my ever non-decisive nature.
Building a bike to just ride anywhere, and just leave alone has proved difficult.
So I have jumped off the Retro ( ish ) bandwagon and gone all Ti.
Meet the Hummer, hopefully my bike for life.
Just need to decide on build now.
Got some choices of parts, with the leftovers being stuck on the Wifes or flogged tp finally empty the garage.
Will be looking for some sound recommendations and advice on choices, though will be looking to use what I have.
I am the wrong side of 40, currently 15st ( looking to reduce to at least 13st ) not as fit as I could be, and looking to ride the bike on most things the UK can throw at us ( I hope ), with the exception of DH.
Frame is a 2009 ( ? ) 17.5
XC700sl Bombers C 2007
Nixon Platinum It C2005
RS Psylo SL u-turn C2003 ( TF tuned )
Though I am very tempted to swap/buy some 454 Pikes
FSA Orbit Extreme
WTB laserdisc trail on DT 370
XM719 on Hope ProII
Both 36h and built with similar type spoke and nipples.
Hope Monos with Floating Rotors 180/160
M756 XT 180/160
Hayes 9 Carbon 180/160 ( older but good stoppers )
Thomson Elite/X4/CNT Monkeylite
FSA SLK/FSA OS115/FSA OS190XC
Continental Mountain King
Schwable Smart Sams
Will be using Sram X0/X9 for transmission and Raceface Dues C/set
Saddle with either be a Gobi Trailwing or a Yutaak
Your experience of the durabilty, real world performance of any of this kit would be approciated.
I intend to actually go out and punish this bike, rather than building stuff I barely ride at the time.
Your help/advice/comments etc will be greatly appreciated as always.