Thanks for the comments, everyone
I am not the original owner, but I purchased the frame and some components from him last summer. He related that he had received it by mistake after ordering a Whiskeytown Racer, but upon inspection, he wanted to keep it and was able to arrange it with Mountain Goat. So he did not order it with the lower brake, but it must have been an option at the time. He told me that he road it actively with a couple of different builds over time, but it went into storage for years except during when he used it as wall art at a café he had in Mexico.
I live in Chico and a friend and I, who did not have Mountain Goats already, got the fever and started actively looking. I saw this frame had been on Craigslist SF and LA for a while so I met with him in Davis to look it over. The seller was a nice guy and it was pretty easy to buy upon inspection, as it is just beautiful. I took it by Russ Pickett’s place to talk maintenance going forward and he was pretty impressed with it condition as well.
I’m responsible for the build. As said, while a rider, I have not been a connoisseur so just began my collection by leaning toward an M900 set up because it came out in 1992. The remainder has been a road between timing, utility and cost. At some point I had purchased enough different stems, bars and posts but not getting exactly what I wanted through lack of knowledge or whatever, that I had to tell myself to relax, just put it together and start riding it. So I did. I have ridden a combination of Zmax front and Velocoraptor rear tires since forever, but could not get the 2.1 Velocaraptor to work with the roller cam brake so I went with these narrow tires figuring that they are more consistent with its proposed use going forward.
I am content with it and expect it to be this way for the foreseeable future, so I entered it into the contest. While people may not like the way it’s built up, maybe the paint will carry it over, who knows.
Cheers for sharing that with us, i am a big fan of Mountain goat, and the condition of this is certainly a credit to you and the previous keeper, and it really is encouraging to hear you have built it as a rider and for what it was intended for.
TOP JOB my friend.....