This could be a first for BF. A steel hardtail against a green garage door.
Here is my new build. First of all, a sincere thank you to all of you who have helped me with the build and motivated me to get back into mountain biking after a long hiatus.
Here are the specs. All parts were new except those donated by a friend. (Man do I ever owe him lots of beer)
Kelly steel hardtail
2007 XT drivetrain.
2007 Juicy carbons
Chris King headset
XT/Mavic 717 disc wheels
Shimano 959 pedals
Rebuilt Rock Shox SID donated by a friend (I just paid for the rebuild)
Thomson post donated by same friend
Carbon profile bars donated by same friend
Race Face dues stem
Specialized seat taken off my S works road bike
Salsa Ti and steel skewers taken off my old Stumpjumper
Panaracer Cinders- 1.95 rear and 2.1 front (I think the 1.95 rear was a mistake).
I still need to trim the front brake cable and cut the steerer tube.
Weight is around 24lbs +/- based on the bathroom scale subtraction method. Total cost $1905. (Isn’t eBay great!)