Reanimation - that's exactly the point! My 'inspiration' if you like is the old 30's and 40's cars that were hot-rodded in the 50's in the states.
I mean, everyone acknowledges that (frankly) the Jag E-type was rubbish, so hence people modernise some - tastefully - to make them actually usable!
Compared to U-brakes and rigid forks, V's and elastomers were great, but these days they just don't cut it.
My rationale is that if I want to USE the bike (and I do!), I don't want to be thinking 'oh, it's a real crappy day today, better take out the full-sus dics bike so I know I won't stack it at the first wet muddy corner' and I don't want to be sat at the start of a trail thinking 'damn, better take this carefully, in case I damage this fortune of precise retro NOS'..
I think that bikes in original or in showroom condition have their place, but that's not why I got into this whole mountain biking lark in the first place. When I started, I loved my retro (modern at the time!) rigid Saracen, but these days I think that a combination of the two is probably best.
So the Voodoo will NOT have 10sp, will NOT have Octalink, will NOT be modified to 1.5" forks, and will have nice sensible 100mm SID's and QR all-round, and hopefully will be the craziest thing on 2 wheels I've ever owned!
Still waiting on the paintwork to be finished, but If you search Google for 'Scirocco Green' then you have an idea of the colour..
If anyone knows of any decent parts that are available in a similar colour PLEASE let me know!!
2013 On One Scandal | 2011 Ghost ASX 3700 | 2008 Magura Test Bike | 2006 Raleigh RS950
1999 Voodoo Hoodoo | 1999 Raleigh RSP 450 | 1997 Giant ATX-D 990 | 1997 Ghost X-700
1995 Giant Cadex MCM-3 | 1995 Voss Ti | 1993 Giant Cadex CFM-2 | 1992 RS Topline Mammoth