Thanks for the kind words!
I love this bike and I spent about a year building it. She has lots of new parts as well as a mix of older stuff. Xtr V brakes of course, but Avid Ultimate V chip levers Gorilla billet brace. The Race Face cranks are older forged ones. The front der. is a vintage XTR 901. Lots of Ringle!I wish I still had the Ringle post that came with it. The stupid thing cracked! I've seen that way too often with the older posts. I always wanted a Somerville YO and fork, but I found that I am very pleased with this later frame. 1 1/8'' headset and I never have to worry about replacing decals! I might post a clean pic of it later...the cherry love is a nice color in the sun