(Added new USE handlebar - with new stickers. Silver magnesium (from Honkg Kong) Avid Speed Dial SL levers and it's done, after several months, only the rear mech, Tyres and frame survives from the original bike.
I replaced the XT parts with XC Pro - then changed the rear mech back to the XT M735 which is shifting beautifully with the Suntour MD cassette and Suntour XC Pro shifters.
Was thinking of sourcing a mint XC Pro rear mech, but not too fussed now, though am keeping my eye out for one, along with some Royce BB lock rings.
Well, took a while and I am very happy with the bike which turns heads everywhere it goes and rides as good as it looks!
It may not be built year specific, but it's very close - only the Avid V Brakes and the grips are modern.weight 22 lbsHow it used to look, and weigh in at 27 lbs
I think it now looks a million times nicer and rides much better.Final Spec;Saddle - Flite Ti Gel
Brakes - Avid SD SL levers and V Brake Calipers.
Gear Levers - Suntour XC Pro Thumbies
Bottom Bracket – Royce + Royce Lock Ring and bolts.
Crank Bolts - Royce
Chainset – Specialites TA Zephyr
Cranks - Cook Bros racing E Type
Cassette – Suntour MD 7 speed
Chain - Sachs PC91 drilled 9 speed
Fork - Pace RC30 Reynolds 531
Rims - Mavic M231 CD.
Hubs – Suntour XC Pro
Skewers - Syncros
Front Derailleur - Suntour XC Pro
Rear Derailleur - Suntour XC Pro
Headset – Mavic 316
Handlebars – USE Alloy
Stem – Syncros polished.
Grips - Lizard Skin Peachy
Bar End plugs - X-Lite Ti
Seat Stem – USE Alloy
Front Tyre – Panaracer Dart 2.1
Rear Tyre - Panaracer Smoke 2.1
Pedals - Wellgo CNC M151
Lost weight too!Weight ~ 22 lbs