Nice project. Nice frame, good parts to throw at it. It will not suck regardless of how you dress it up.
Have you thought of running the silver bar with the other silver front end bits? Or running the black bar with a black stem, to match the post? The West Coast tendency would be towards silver or black, five bolt Race Face Turbine cranks with a matching Dues stem.
People still use bar ends? I'm kidding. They hook too many trees around here. Love that FSR, too. What a hot rod.
I'm shocked at how much I'm struggling with color on this bike. I decided on silver up front to follow through from all the silver on the fork. I'll probly stick with the silver bars although, I'm finding it hard to let go of the carbon bars just because they absorb trail chatter soo much better. At some point I decided I like the black seat masts on these bikes because the tristar emblem(chrome) stands out much better than on the silver mast. I am/was planning to ano the mast black. That's why I bought the black seat post but, now I'm thinking the black seat post and mast will clash with the silver front end. as of today, I'm thinking I'll change back to a silver post, leave the seat mast silver and change the tristar emblem to black.
My wife says I'm as bad as her trying to decide on a pair of shoes!
The only thing I have decided; is to powder coat the stays to match the front triangle. Maybe
84 Battaglin Giro, 85 Bianchi, 89 Marin Muirwoods, 91 Miele MTB Tandem, 92 klein Pinnacle
, 93 Manitou System FS, 97 Amp Research MB4
, 98 Kona Kilaula, 99 Aquilla Ti HT, 2010 Santa Cruz Blur LTc, 2010 Santa Cruz Jackal
, 2011 Meta Trail MSSL,
Ain't that the point of this site?
Nope. The point of this site is endlessly nitpicking pointless crap cycling forgot 20 years ago