After a 2 yr break from riding, I feel the need to get back into the saddle. A lot of that comes from my recent move to Fruita, Colorado. Every weekend I see bikes on top of cars, in the back of trucks, etc. There's apparently some killer riding around here, the guy in the local bike shop said there's over 200 trails around Fruita!!
Now for the dilema... I have a collection of parts that could be re-assembled, plus the addition of new parts, and be a decent hardtail. The parts consist of a '95, 19" Specialized StumpJumper frame, a '01 Marzocchi Bomber Z4 fork, a handful of XT components, etc. To make it rideable again, I'll need to replace the shifters/brake levers, bottom bracket, headset, wheel sets, cables and front derailuer.
So my question is... do I spend the money on putting it back together and riding on an old-school frame or should I just forget it and buy something new? (I think I'm really looking for excuses to buy a new full-suspension ride.) Thoughts?