nice looking bike, looking forward to seeing it cleaned up. Was your first bike a gary fisher per chance?
actually no it wasn't Gaz. I was going to ask why you thought that but then I spotted you sig strip
My bike was one I built myself, the frame was an unbranded polished aluminium which was allegedly an unbadged Kona or possibly a trek, the retailer told me that he bought them direct from the factory that made the frames for big brands but you never know with these things. I bought it purely on it's merits it was a lovely frame. It was a hardtail with fat tubes and snake stays. Manitous up front. It was kitted out with full XTR but I forget which model. ITM, Azonic risers Mavic ceramic rims and Magura rim brakes. It was a lovely bike. I can't believe that i actually don't have any photo's of it. Never thought about it at the time
It does look a little tall, but the flat back tyre probably doesn't help.
I'd pump that up before it's ridden, oh and fit the rear wheel properly too.
Thanks for the tips mate
. The wheel are in need of a rebuild. The front has about 7-10mm of buckle in it. I just bought a pair of Mavic XC717's on XTR hubs of off fleabay so they are going on when they arrive.
Great looking project , lookes pretty well spec'd as it is but if you fit the XTR bit's you'll be able to sell the XT stuff on here no problem (look's like M739), the original Orange forks shouldn't be too hard to find, a set of F7's or a nice pair of Orange alloy forks would be great (being discussed in the C16 thread), again those old Bombers are great forks, someone will be happy to take those off you, keep us updated on the progress
Not sure exactly what bit's to use at the moment. Quite like the XT stuff actually. Would the original orange spec have been a full XT group? The front mech is STX as is the chainset. I like the XT brakes they are a nice design. I wanted to bid on the NOS Deore XT chainset on ebay today but forgot and missed the auction
Never mind i'll find something nice.
Anyway thanks for all the positive comments. i'll keep you posted.