Hi guys, after getting hooked on retrobike following my Muddy Fox Pathfinder I found myself wanting a new challenge.
As it happened I came across an e-stay on ebay that I recognised as a Bigfoot Smokestone. I went for it only to miss out to JeRkY who had also spotted it.
Luckily for me he had designs on the RC30's and xt drive train. I went and picked it up and he was good enough to sell me the frame, cranks, brakes and a few other bits for not a lot.
Here is a pic to show you what a state it was in, apparently had been left in a garden for best part of 10 years!
On the downside there is a nasty dent in the top tube but the frame is still straight and the ally seems ok around the extremities. I wont be pushing this bike hard though! The drive side rear dropout is possibly a bit skew, will have to see when it is built but I may need to have a new one fabricated somehow!!!
The seat post was also stuck fast and destroyed in the process of removal!
Just a couple of early pics to show you how I am getting on, I have fitted some bits I already had, XT shifter, X-lite titanium bars, blackspire CR, wheels.
I picked up the nice RC35's on eBay.
I have managed to find Graham FOOT at a shop in Gloucester and am in the process of getting some new decals made up. I am also after a nice red seatpost, preferably USE or X-lite. CR actually still have stock of 31.6 use aliens in red so may go for that next month.
Will fit XT drive train, 34.9 top pull front mech (when I find one), and maybe some bling brake levers to replace the dia comp ones.
Any comments / advice would be welcomed!