After wanting another soul for ages, i managed to track down a nice orange medium frame in lovely condition.
With the parts i took of an on one frame, i have built this up as my winter training bike for mainly rd cannel use and with a change of forks to sus ones and some knoblies my xc bike. I know its not to everyones taste with slicks and rigids, but this has been built to fulfil a purpose.
First impressions are its lovely to ride, i thought the ridid 420 forks would be to short, have to say its spot on and a lovely ridin position for me. Sus forks will be on the way when i can choose which ones to use and some knoblies as its begging to get dirty an covered in mud.
Have been considering running it with an alfine wheel, thing is i dont want to use a rear chain tensioner, so might look into running it on a front dh jockey wheel, i might even be lucky with a half link chain and get ratios spot on. Has enybody else run their soull ss or alfine without the use of a rear tensioner, as i hate the look of them, and with a rear tensioner i might as well run a rear derailer..Happy times..
had 10 mins this arvo so decided to change tires. Thats more like it. cables need sorting and after a nicer fork now..