I appreciate the feedback, everybody. Cheers!
Kaiser, there is the usual Beast of the East decal on the non-drive chainstay. In very good shape, I must say, thankfully!
Dhphat, Sorry pal...cage not for sale. Nice try tho!
World Ranger, The paint is original and in great shape. There are some scratches on the drive side chainstay and a few minor nicks in the clear coat, but it polished up very nicely. I have both Syncros Ti and a black hardcore posts, but I wanted the bike to have sort of a built for a purpose on a budget college type feel to it, and back in the day my bikes never seemed to have stuff that matched!
. Plus the XT setback is more to my liking. I intend on using it to commute, so I wouldn't use a tire with any retro value on it at this point. The CSTs Cabalerros are take-offs from my Cannondale Rush, so I'll just use them up. I'm not so sure that skinwall tires and the black Deep Vs with silver sidewalls would be a good idea... I'm also using Kool Stop pads instead of the DX M-systems that came with the brakes, so I can stop
, and so I can save the old pads from use.
Cherrybomb, I agree 100%. I won't throw this poor old girl down a rocky trail, but I'm not going to put her out to pasture either. I will use the bike daily 11 miles round trip.
*change* I had to swap the 636 DX pedals for XTR spuds, because the 636s didn't work well with the sole design on my spd sandals. And I commute in sandals (welcome to sunny Florida!)
Thanks again everybody!
Drowning in Retro!