Yeah, the frame seems light, but I'm mainly aiming for something reliable and able to take a little more abuse than what I have.
Need to move this project to be finished in the next month, ready for the clatterer challenge I've entered.
I'm not bothered about the period of the parts, I'd even fit 2011 items if they were the right price and requirement. I'm leaning towards buying a new gearset for the reliability - X7 or XT or something, thinking more money spent now then less to think about during the year when I want to race it!
I had the exact same frame, I built it up as a road going mountain bike (hate road bikes) was sweet only weighed 23lbs.
Found some info
Sintesi Hale Bopp frame, Z5 forks, B4 brakes
7005 aluminium TIG welded frame weighs 4.36 lbs
Marzocchi Z5 forks
SilverFormula B4 hydraulic discs front and rear
So frame weighs under 2kg which isn't feather-light but is still OK
I used to be quite good in 1993 ....
'93 Al Carter Carbon (Rebadged Giant Cadex) XTR - For XC Racing 23lbs - In pieces needs: BB, shorter stem; brakes and forks robbing from AA
'94 Kona AA RC35 Magura LX/DX - For General use - 28lbs - working, occasional use
'97? Sintesi Hale Bopp - with all modern parts - broken, needs wheel, mech
1990 531C custom tourer - TRUE Retro and was getting plenty of use 50-150miles/week commuting viewtopic.php?t=135744&highlight=