collected this ebay purchase yesterday. it is in a poor state to be honest but is pretty original - a and b drive tyres, sugino chainset, impact headset etc. however it has been bought for a specific purpose so it isnt going to stay that way.
basically i wanted to reduce the weight of my 97 fire mountain (see link in my sig) without going to extremes. there is some decent stuff on the bike (i admit some tat as well). when i found this cinder cone i decided if my judy xc forks fit them i'm going to build the "best" bike i can using bits off both.
the build is looking like the following.
frame - 16"1993 lava dome. battered but not bent
fork - early rock shox judy xc
headset -NOS xt silver threaded. lovely piece of kit
bottom bracket - no doubt shimano cartridge, whatever i have that fits
stem - kona velocity without cable hanger
bars - probably ritchey risers off fire mountain
shifters - lx sti's
mechs - m739 xt
brakes - lx (i think) v's
pedals - single sided spd/platform jobbies
chainset - original 93 sugino
post - kona race lite
saddle - flite
grips - ritchey wcs foam
wheels - pace/goldtec hubs/ unknown mavic rims d/b spokes
tyres - onza porc reissues for now
last night i swapped the headset and forks but progress halted as i have lent the fire mountain to a friend for the weekend so i couldnt raid any parts.
i am hoping this will build into a fairly light, nimble bike