Can anyone help me? I have always, always, always ridden hardtails. I currently ride a 96 Kona Kula with fairly modern bits and I love it. However, I purchased a broken 09/10 Boardman Comp FS today for £100, the frame is cracked but all the parts are mint.
I was going to sell the bits on but just couldn't help wondering what it would be like to take it up to the Peaks (where everyone rides a FS). I love the fact that I can outclimb friends on my hardtail and I am not into bombing down mountain sides at high speed (I am rapidly approaching 40!!!) but I thought it was a great opportunity to build a cheap FS rig to see what all the fuss is about. Any ideas because I am at a loss. I really want to do it as cheap as poss, so I don't mind keeping it retro but I don't
like the idea of bobbing about all day just to be more comfortable on those decents. Is there a happy medium? and can it be done on a budget?
I await your expert opions eagerley!!!