1999 Scott USA Team Racing
Always nice when a bike comes up locally on eBay and is collection only. Picked this up on Tuesday evening and am really pleased with it. Description wasn't great so didn't expect too much, but have been pleasantly surprised with the spec.
The 'Team Racing' model was the top of the range aluminium frame before the Endorphin frames came in. Seems really light, has ovalised tubing for the top and downtubes and is double-butted.
1999 Scott USE Team Racing Double-Butted Aluminium frame
1998 Manitou TPC forks
Hope hubs on Mavic X517 Citron rims
Full XT M750 Groupset
Hope Disc Brakes
Michelin Wildgripper Sprint tyres
Got it completely stripped and everything seems to work as it should. Bike has been stood for a few years and from the eBay description I was expecting it to need a lot of work. However, the hubs are fine. Forks seem ok. Pistons move freely on the discs. All seems ok.
To do list:
Fit new b/b
New disc pads
Bleed brakes and flush through with new fluid
New gear cables
New headset bearings
General clean and degrease
Bike is now fully stripped and majority of parts have been throughly cleaned and inspected. Given the money I spent on this bike I won't be trying to make it 100% perfect. I'll get it in good useable condition and just leave any cosmetic marks etc.
Frame cleaned and polished:
Off work for the next week so should have it up and running again while I'm off. Spend a few hours last night cleaning the drivetrain up. Really pleased everything is XT spec, was surprised the cassette and shifters were too.
If it ends up working well and doing the job then this will be my Mayhem bike
"The things you own, end up owning you."