Welcome to my latest build. A few weeks back i was doing the usual ebay surfing and came across this Muddy Fox. Its an Alu Sport, not sure of the exact date but think its Mid to Late 90's (Apologies if it falls out of the pre 1997 genre) Anyway £12.50 yes you read correct £12.50 bagged me this Purple Steed.
Anyway initial thought was to either strip, sell parts and keep what i need but upon getting it home my wife (Laura) fell in love with it. She already owns a Diamond Back Outlook Full Susser and often joins me on the trails. But she wanted something she could use to pop into town on.
And so the build commenced. firstly i wanted to strip, clean and lube everything and also shed some weight along the way. Despite being a nice light Alu frame the entry level Shimano parts and bars weighed in a bit on the heavy side.
I have a full Shimano STX groupset so that will be fitted to it. And have purchased some matching Purple Anodised Canti Levers just to keep in with the purple theme. Some old Racelight bars and Profile Stem will again shave a bit off the the build.
The Schumacher Rims and Rodi Hubs will stay for the time being as they run nice and true and both wheels are nutted so make for good Anti Theft measures when she parks it up in town.
The knobblys will come off and i have some Wildgripper Semi-Slicks to go on again to make it Tarmac Friendly.
Generally the frame is very tidy with only minimal paint wear.
Laura's looking forward to getting it on the road, so she is actively encouraging me to work on it, which is nice
Mind you she works for the Ambulance service and has done numerous medical cover for MTB events including Mountain Mayhem and Sleepless In The Saddle, so having a supportive wife with an interest in bikes pays dividends.
Anyway enjoy this budget build
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