Looking at Bikepedia, I am assuming I have a 1998 Stumpjumper M2 Comp, since my serial number starts with 98S4M1... and it exactly matches the picture. I can see the info provided on the bike's spec, but I am also aware that some of it is unfortunately just plain wrong.
1. Front Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT top-swing, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8mm
My seat tube is 34.9-35mm, thanks
2. BB Shell Width 68mm English
Mine is 73mm
I go riding with my buddies on Saturday mornings and am planning to scavenge my old 1998 Steel Rockhopper for as many parts as possible, so I want to do the build fairly quickly so that I don't miss too many rides.
However, my Rocky takes a 31.8mm front mech, which I know won't fit, so I need to know which combination of parts do
fit. I am prepared to buy a new/newish front derailleur, bottom bracket and cranks (LX/XT spec if poss.) to complete my build. All my other bits are 8-speed XT (shifters, rear cogs, rear derailleur etc)
So, M2 owners, what I want to know is the part numbers of parts that definitely fit this frame. I need to know which:
Bottom Bracket (shell is 73mm, but what axel length did you buy to fit your cranks?)
you use together. I don't want to go single speed and would prefer to stick with Shimano parts. I don't mind going square taper, octalink or whatever, providing it all fits together as a package.
I also know I need a 30.9 seatpost.
Thanks in advance,