i cheated a little bit in places as opposed to all completely retro but i think for good reason, it's an SDG modern saddle, cos i like them and all my bikes get used so comfort is important, the cassette is an hg70 instead of m900 xtr because they are like rocking horse poo!! the headset is an xt 1" threaded with an mpart ahead converter to fit the NOS crown and the pedals are pdm520's just to keep all the bikes with compatable pedal/shoes etc. also i fitted some old school tioga xc tyres, coz they were more retro than the panaracer tyres that i had fitted.
basically i like the retro style and parts but i use modern bits where i think there is a justified quality or performance gain. but i'm not rigid in having to have every bit NOS or exactly right, for example i'm not going to spend ages and a fortune searching for NOS skin wall tyres that are rotting away before they even see a rim, modern tyres are better so they get used.
bb wise it's a GT titanium from ages ago. sort of a blag from the warranty dept from Caratti sport, sealed unit with a ti axle, been in various bikes and the bearings are still spot on.
the only other things to do are get some stickers made up and change the handlebar as and when i find something suitable, the bar in there is perfect appart from it has GT on it, just not right on an orange is it!!
i used it coz being polished it looked right.
really pleased with it, gonna get it muddy on the isle of wight at the weekend!!
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