Are we all sitting comfortably.
Good then I shall begin.....
Once upon a time, long ago there was a lonely frog who decided to search for his soul mate (Retro Bike
He knew the road would be a long and hard one, perfect for a good mountain bike.
So his search began, he tried looking on a Volcanic island* and found some interesting things, but not the perfect one. Then he found a Heron* good but not quite right, then he came across a Snake*. This seemed like he had found the one, but, after a long engagement, the Frogs mind began to wander again
So after trying something a bit more Specialized*, and popping back to the Volcanic island for a short time.......
Something Feisty came on the horizon...... A MONGOOSE
an IBOC pro SX in a 1996 flavour to be exact (frame only). The Frog was smitten from the start, it was lithe,svelte,nimble and very light (A Gnats gonad over 4Lb).
So where to start on the build........
I checked the original spec http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpec ... &Type=bike
I Decided with what I had I would try to do a retromod homage to the original spec.....
Frame- Mongoose IBOC pro SX 1996 ritchey logic WCS prestige
Forks- Marzocchi Bomber Z1 x-fly 2001
Headset- FSA Orbit extreme
Spacers- Hope and X-lite
Stem- Salsa Cro-moto
Bars- Syncros EA70 'dead straights'
Brake Levers- Avid SD-Ti
Front Brake- Avid BB7 180mm
Rear Brake- Avid SD7 (Ti bolts and Alloy nuts)
Cables- Clarks Pre-lube
Shifters- Grip-shift 9.0sl (9 speed)-Grip-shift grips
Front Mech- XT 739 Top-pull (Ti bolts)
Rear Mech- SRAM X0 mid cage (BBB Rollerboys)
Crankset- AC Forged
Rings- Talon (Silver) 44-34T, Middleburn (Blue) 22T
Bolts- SRP (Red), Middleburn (Gold), Nc17 Crankbolts (Blue)
Bottom Bracket- Dura-ace
Pedals- DMR V8 (Silver)
Wheels- Mavic Crossrides
Tyres- Michelin Country Mud
Skewers- Control-Tech bolt-on (Black)
Cassette- SRAM PG89 11-32
Chain- SRAM PC951
Seat Post- Ritchey Expert (Polished) 27.0
Saddle- Ritchey Wing WCS
Extras- Hope bar-doctors (Red),SRP cage bolts (Red),Topeak Cage (Black), Alloy Top-cap (Blue)
So after all this the Frog finally found his soul-mate FOR NOW................
I want to live in a better world, one where chickens can cross the road without their motives being questioned !!
Larger than life, and twice as ugly (Now officially the weirdest guy in the room!!)viewtopic.php?t=116133