. Its not the first bike ive ever built but it is the first mountain bike i ever bought. It had the chepest shimano group set on it when i got it in 1996 (Shimano Alivio) but still cost me nearly £500.... Over the years the kit got changed to mostly XT.
All the kit apart from the V-brakes, leavers, bars, front mech & Forks are from the original bike after i had finished with it. About 5 years ago it got striped down and used to build another bike (DMR Trailstar). The frame and forks (Rock Shock Quadra 21R's which now have a big hole in the side from corrosion) went in to the loft. I still have the original XT leavers but one of them is on the wifes bike so i had to get some more
Then i January i came across this site and the built started
. I cleaned up the original parts and got the rest from the For Sale and Wanted section. It needs some new pads, but still seams rides like a dream. Ive only done a mile but once i shake this crappy cold i will go further
. Sorry about the crap pics i will get some better one on asap, along with a parts list. The forks are off a P7 and will be sprayed when the weather gets warmer.
What do you think????????