Now I'm in trouble, because I try to equip my bike with full XT set (because the V-brake), but my rear hub is Stx, 7 speed. Now I bought an XT cassette, but I fear, I need to change the STX rear hub to an M737. I found one, but that one has got 36 holes, and my classic Mavic rim has got 32... :S
I've got a new M739 leveler set(instead of a 7speed LX, only for canti), and the M737 cassette on the shelf, so I seriously try to finish my bike, because I need to go a 220Km trip on 5th of July.
So, I'm interested about anything.
/ anyway, I will equip my Kettler frame from '95 with a full '96 XT set!
I try to avoid "new" parts. I realize, a good "retro" bike is more expensive, and complicated then buy a new KTM, for example. But more fun!!!