FRAME: Dave Lloyd - C.A.T.S. W.I.S.K.A.S
Smooth Fillet Brazed Reynolds 653 main frame and Columbus rear which has a lovely wishbone. This frame is designed for suspension forks. Reynolds 653 = skinny Road bike tubes
1999 Marzocchi Bomber Z2 BAMS (so much better than the Pace RC35 it came with). The Bombers are weeping oil at the moment and I have some Pace RC31 on the way from camokid.
Silver Chris King 1" A-head (cheers Scant), Red USE Cap
Answer Manitou (Owned since 1995 and been on a good few of my bikes, a piece of bike art)
Answer Hyperlite with BERT's (Owned since 1995, but not used that much)
Club Roost clear with Retrobike stickers underneath.
Icon stubbies (my fave bar-ends ever)
AVID Ultimate Black OPS V-Brakes (these feel great). The rear brake spacing is very wide and its hard to set these up. They work well when the pads are new. The bombers are 80mm apart and the rear are a whopping 95mm which is a bit of a design flaw, I've struggled to get any of the V or Canti brakes I have to work.
Blue Real V and Canti (Cheers JeRkY). Don't feel as good as the XTRs which came off, but they look better.
Suntour XC-Pro 8spd Thumbies (Came on my 1995 Kona Explosif, I love them)
95-96 XT (Blue SRP bolts)
XT 8spd 11-30
Middleburn RS3 (cheers again Scant).
Middleburn Compact 32-42, 20 tooth Titanium (cheers Peter), Red alloy chainring bolts.
RaceFace Titanium (Cheers Dave_H). I have some SRP alu bolts to put in here if I feel brave/stupid.
Original XT SPDs (I've got some red collars for these)
Blue Salsa (love these, had them for years)
Mavic Silver anodised
Hope Ti Glide, Blue Flange, clickety click click click
Hope Ti Lightweight, Blue Flange (laced 1 cross, blue nipples)
Panaracer XC Pro Kevlar Red (I like these tyres, they work)
FIZIK Arione Ti Union Jack
Answer Rocker (to match the Stem and bars¦ I like and trust Answer stuff)
Bontrager Kevlar-Ti (Owned since 1995)
Bontrager C190 Carbon 27.2 (Owned since 1993 or 94, the head has been glued back on a couple of times, it creaks and then turns a little when it needs to meet Mr Araldite again. Started life on one of my Rocky Mountain Blizzards [R.I.P] in late 1993 I think). I love the feel of a good Carbon Seatpost on a hardtail.
ZERO Titanium(?) (Won in a race in 1995)
DT/Sapim (Double Butted)
two on my chest
The Answer Bars, Stem and Bontrager Carbon Seatpost and Saddle were on the Trek OCLV's I raced in 1995 (must dig out pics). They have since spent time on my 1995 Kona Explosif and 1999 Trek 8900 until they ended up here.
It's been a great fun project and I'm really enjoying the process of building and riding it
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
95 Kona Explosif Singlespeed/Fixie - 100% Thrashed since new and it's still very well loved (and it looks it).
Dave Lloyd C.A.T.S W.I.S.K.A.S - Built, ridden, loved, and sold.