I've long pondered the purchase of a modern hardtail cross country bike. I've never made the jump mainly because I can't really justify it and down to the cost. So I decided to make one
. I've had this old specialized rockhopper aluminium frame kicking around for ages, but i've never used it because the paint is a bit crap and the bottom bracket threads were a bit dodgy.
A mate of mine offered to sort the threads for me, as long as I did something with it afterwards. So I am. I've decided to make a disc braked, single speed, front suspended XC bike. I've taken all the unnecessary guides and suchlike off to start with, I'll post more pics as it dribbles along. Next jobs, get busy with the Nitromores and weld on my rear disc mount.
The older I get the faster I used to be......