Why did I have to click on this thread?!? Up until this point I have had 0 interest in mountain bikes. I picked up this biking hobby a little earlier this year and have really just focused on the vintage road bike scene so my knowledge of mountain bikes is very limited. I may have the option of picking up what seems to be a 1993 KHS Montana Summit for around 30-40 bucks. It is a 19" and I typically ride a 55cm road bike with a 56cm top tube. Would this be a good base for a conversion? Or would I be better off holding out for something a little nicer? I am not sure where exactly the Exage LT group lands on the Shimano scale.