I thought I ought to split my two rides, so here's a bunch of pics of the Roost.
Bought NOS as a frame set, plus BB and seatpost in '97/98 (can't remember exactly
) and built up with parts from my ProFlex 856 mutant.
Early Hope discs in Mavic 121 rims, expertly built by John Atkins Cycles in Warwick, RST Hi-5 forks with MountainSpeed coil conversion, TiTech Hellbent bars, LX/XT group with a Centera composit rear mech, DMR Chain Device, Shimano M525 SPDs, Wildgripper DH tyres, Flite Ti/Kevlar saddle.
It could do with a better shock, not only is the stock shock shite, it struggled to cope 12 years ago when I was a relatively svelte 14 stone...
Then it could with better forks to compliment the better shock...
And so it goes on.
Sorry it's a bit grubby, bit it does get used.