Adrian: In theory, this is the last adition, as I have completely run out of storage space, to the point where I am taking two bikes to bits in order to box / store them.
I wish I had the rafter space you have in your garage.
I'll have a look at 93 XT cantis, but I'm no fan and always found them a real PIA to set up, something I was reminded of recently when I had to set the brakes up on my wife's newly acquired 91 Bear Valley and then on my scrapheap Raleigh. Those experiences, compared to setting up the FSA SL-K canti's on my Rourke, convinced me that modern canti's have come a very long way.
Luke: When I spoke to Scott he said they used to build a lot of mtb's back in the 90's, so I have to wonder what happened to them, as I had never heard of them either. They still make steel frames at the shop in Richmond, Nth Yorkshire, they buy in aluminium frames and have their own carbon frames (designed by Scott) made in Italy. I only wish they were my LBS.
I have a few bits to clean and fit, and the next items to arrive should be a pair of tyres, a stem and a pair of ss5 levers. Then I need to either polish and fit a DX crankset I have, or buy something a little more up market. I have a Turbo saddle already in stock, so I'll also be hunting for a seatpost. Bars will be X-Lite titanium, as I have them here, shifters will be XT thumbies, also in stock, pedals will be the original Time ATAC types, which may be a little later, but they are what I use (along with the newer design) on all my bikes.
As I said on the other thread, I am utterly impressed with the workmanship on this frame, it is as good as any of my other bikes and reminds me a lot of Dave Yates work.
I can't wait to get onto the Mendips with it.
"Try not to punch any clowns"