Phew! What a few days its been , flat out with work and no time to play , but the good news is its give me a little time to think about which direction I'm going to take the 'cow'.
I was thinking that maybe the Xtr groupset would be nice, very nice but after seeing the prices of decent unmolested components , I think the Xt 7 series is the way forward , any advice on which Xt components work and don't work would be welcome, as I'm thinking maybe a slimmer crank than the forged shimano ones ? Any ideas guys ?
andyfloyd82 , I remember now, before I repainted the frame , the original decal said 9/6/9 tubing, it rides really nice and it's very responsive, I've done an awful lot of miles on mine
the udder bottom bracket needs some work when I get five, indeed the bike was the same colour as your 5.4 , although mine did not have a suspension fork,regarding the ride position , I like the idea and can see why people fit riser handlebars , but really dont like the aesthetic's of them, mine will be perfect once I find a shorter slightly higher rise stem