This one is getting some attention now as it seems to be the month of the Monster.
Tightened up the loose ends and took 'er for a spin. The bike is in great shape. The only marks are on the right rear seat stay...and sadly, not just paint but a small set of dents. And there's no Somerville sticker. Alas.
The fit is better than my last one (that'll show me to stick with little bikes all these years). The original Gel Turbo was in need of reglueing (done now) so I fitted another. The bars are phenomenally wide and swept. Super cool.
I feel like this Monster is going to get mildly retro-modded. V-brakes, even!
silver Ritchey post and red Turbo (done already)
swap the XC LTD stuff for XC Pro (or maybe XT/XTR mix--still on the fence)
XTR v-brakes and levers with red KoolStop pads
Cook Bros cranks with the same Suntour rings ... maybe silver Turbines
Ringle Ti Stix in silver
late 80s XC Compe pedals....maybe pro
silver King headset and Rody's Ho Down fork
still thinking about stem options....I like ATAC's and Salsa...sadly I only have them in 1 1/8th ... might try a shim
.....in any case, more to come!