update as of today
first of all thanks to everyone who has helped with parts, sithlord, sic_nick, goldeneraMTB, madcowkev, there were others but i can't remember
the wheels and the rear mech came from here aswel so if you recognise your old bits, thanks!!
the idea of this build has changed a little since i started getting bits, basically the first idea was to go 21 speed xt, but the wheels being 8speed made me think go 24speed using a pair of xt thumbies with the silent click. then i remembered that last time i used xt thumbies as 8 speed they didn't quite feel right. so, i then remembered that kona used to mix and match in 93 with suntour and shimano so i decided to do a bit of a bitza bike but themed-ish.
some bits still might change, for example, it has at the moment hope wheels but i have some m900/fir orange wheels i'm building at the mo, also i have an m900 xtr headset, and an m900 front mech that fits, so i might end up going for an xt/xtr build with the suntour thumbies.
also you will notice the cranks have gone, those got put on my aluminim O cos i nicked the middleburns off that for my E3, but i do have some more xt cranks coming from sithlord, can't wait for them coz then i can get the chain on and set up the gears.
here's some pics so far
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