what would you do with these beautiful pieces?
Well ... the first thing I'd do with them involves some paint.
thinking the same
I may spray a bit of purple on it (but I can't colour transitions as well)
What does it weigh? Looks like it's floating!
I have not weighed it but it is extremely light (should not be confused with steel kuwahara)
Is that a crack??
no there is no crack
The last owner said, the seat tube is 27.2, but my XT 27.2 seatpost doesn't fit.
I'd build it with full Deore XT with as may black parts (brakes/cranks/hubs etc) as you can find and black anno rims with some nice skinwall tyres
is also good idea! with black xt 730/732 hubs and panaracer or ritchey skinwalls
(but perhaps now is the time for anything else! suntour, campa or mavic)
some more pics ...