i am building it to a nice spec which is costing me quite a bit so i'd better like it! lol.
And i understand what you mean,i might just do that
The other one was the same age as mine i think, if it was newer then it would have had the disc brake mount, but instead it had the specialized adaptor.
and the hayes disc brakes lack the power and uniqueness of my magura's
and my paintwork is a BIG downside, but its not one that isn't fixable, i am planning a respray on the bike but i am just finding some decals first.
And i spoke to the seller about the shock and they didnt really have a clue, but it looks to me like it'd have to be sent off for a service which will cost around £90. But it is a very cool shock, i am currently chasing a float RL with lockout which needs new seals
and i'd say the manitou R7's i have are of the same quality as the marzocchi's maybe have a bit of an advantage with the lockout adjustment too.
And the cassette i'snt ment to be on this bike anyway, its just the cassette i used to test ride the bike, but i have a more suitable 9 speed cassette on the way
and i think a full respray is better because the frame has a few scratches here and there and also some paint damage similar to the one in the pics on the seat tube.
And i dont care how perfect it is or isnt, but i would like it to be a good example of this model