I have to say that's the nicest RTS I have ever seen, Its a perfect spec for UK trail riding. And you have done a wonderful job on the 957.
Two gorgeous bikes, great work chap.
Thanks, that's very kind of you!!!!!!
The RTS works really well, it's comfortable without sapping much energy, the only problem is I keep lifting the front end and thinking bloody hell that's heavy, the judy's have a steel steerer and steel springs from Indy's coutesy of Tim Flowers? the rock shox specialist, thinking about some 80mm SID's or another pair of Marzocchi Z2 X-fly's (80mm air w/ally steerer) for it. Pics of it in action http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... c&start=15
The proflex has a lot more rear end travel and is a different kettle of fish, the new groupo blends in seemlessly, I've got some lizard skins over the shocks now, the bars are to be swapped with similar but quite a bit narrower bars, the modern HS33's are going to be swapped for black period correct items.
Hopefully when the Xizang will meet your approval once covered in grey M95* XTR, the gold Hope stem is off the bike and for sale now.
I use the Xizang more (daily for work in all weathers) so may end up with the new SLX group on that and put the XTR on the proflex as my 'Queen' bike, still in two minds, the biggest headache right now is getting maguras to fit the U-brake mounts.