August 2011 - Initial Build
1x9 with reasonably early DMR chain-guide / tensioner thingy for that pretend DH look. 2.4 Mountain Kings just fit at the back and no more.
Kore stem and Azonic PDW bars. M750 cranks, shifter and rear mech. NOS Ritchey Vector atop a nearly-new Ritchey Classic seatpost I picked up cheap on eBay. The seat-clamp is a no-name lightweight Taiwanese job. Bright blue Superstar grips complete the garish cockpit.
Forks are really soft and were leaking. Fresh oil, seals and wipers and hey-ho, they still feel the same - probably invest in some harder springs at some point.
And up the Pentlands:
I've been thinking of giving full sus another go. I was originally thinking Spesh FSR, but one impulse eBay purchase later, it would seem I'm now in possession of a Moho CXS frame
Came with a CK nologo headset, Stratos Helix Pro shock (original? I know they came on the San Ans) and a modern XT front mech. No air in the shock, so pumped it up to 130 and we'll see if it holds.
Initial inspection - everything looks sound, just a bit of chainsuck; Very little damage to the paint, it looks like it's led a pretty easy life and all it needs is a good wash and a bit of polish for the rear.
Leaning towards a period lightweight XC build right now (although I'll take a little lee-way when it comes to the forks, possibly late '90s SIDs) - open to suggestions and ideas.