For me the golden age of MTB starts around the time that the first anodized bits and bobs started to show up in my LBS. I can remember going up to the glass counter and having the sales clerk push me away after a minute or 2 so they could wipe up the drool that had spread across the top.
I started this project with that memory in mind. I thought about what parts I always wanted but never could afford or never bought and what colors I always liked. It was hard to pick a color so I picked 3.
Rasta! It really started when I picked up a pair of Rasta Kooka cranks and I thought it would be cool to build a bike around them. So…..2 years later this is where I am.
I am still waiting for the Hubs, gold CK, and brakes, Rasta Paul Levers and green and red Paul MC’s, which both should be here by the beginning of April. I was going to built it with the Red Kooka levers and Red Machine Tech brakes but we will see when the Paul’s show up.
I put a before photo so you could see what I started with. The paint turned out great. Granny Apple Sparkle.
More to come…………
1968 Schwinn Typhoon Deluxe
1984 Otis Guy
1990 Klein Rascal-Owned by Steve Miller
1990 Klein Attitude XT
2010 SSCXWC Raliegh Cross
2012 Black Cat Custom 29er SS