So originally I was going to build a modern bike from random parts I've been collecting/wanting to try but low and behold I saw an auction for one of my hold grail of bikes come up on Ebay and I just couldn't resist! I've always wanted a Ti bike....and a softtail to boot and in my size!!!
This build will be Modern parts on an old frame as I will actually be riding this and giving it a thrashing so you guys can help me make up my mind which way to go with the build with the following options.
Should I go old skool cira 2000 SIDs or more modern late 2000s Fox Talas?
Should I go new skool double rings or old skool triple crank?
Here's what else I plan to include in the build
Current generation XT Discs (180 front 160 back) and my old XTR trail SPDs
Also decided to give Chinese carbon wheels a go. These are Novatech 71XSB 32 hole lace to OEM carbon rims. Cost me just under $450US delivered. Slightly more than a set of Crossrides but a lot lighter.
Not pictured but awaiting delivery.
Red Chris King headset.
Still debating if I should buy a new sticker set and new headtube badge (badge was missing!) but I kinda like the worn frame look a little though...
Will update as build progresses.