Almost done now - just need to swap out a few pieces and tune up.
Bought this as half a bike from ebay, kept Frame Post BB Bars Front Mech(going) and Crankarms, replaced the rings and fitted new headset.
Wheels were donated from my '96 IFT and a good match to OE specification even if the rest of the bike isn't quite so. Mismatched XTR brakes is annoying me and that grungey old Flite however the only real world upgrade I could give it (asides a damn good service) is perhaps some XT shifters, the Alivios do feel real solid it has to be said.
Fitted the Rear mech when the bike was upside down for some reason (doh!) and it's now sitting squint in the hanger, unsure If I just unbolt it and try again or If the threads are also going to be squint when I pull it - we'll find out in due course stay tuned.
Front end is segamegalow now i've fitted the Spinners donated from my IBOC and although they keep the weight down i may well swap them for some bounce.
wold ranger kindly sorted me out with an XTR front mech for this which will be going on soon and that should hopefully be that until a complete strip. Joy!
Offroad tyres shall be fitted in time for Spring
Frame: 95 Marin triple butted ultralight custom Tange steel.
Fork: Triple butted Spinner (swap for judy xc?)
Stem: Syncros Cattlehead
Handlebar: Marin Lite
Brakes: XTR m960/m970
Brake Pads: Clarks yellow/Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR m952
Shifters: Shimano Alivio clunk click.
Front Derailleur: XT 737 (soon to be m952)
Rear Derailleur: XTR m952
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire
Cassette: SunRace v.light!
Cranks: WI Sugino
Bottom Bracket: UN72?
Hub Skewers: Mavic internal cam
Rims: Mavic 221
Hubs: White Industries/ Shimano Parralax
Tyres: Specialized Nimbus
Saddle: Flite Ti
Better photo's to come.
let's have a cup of tea...