My rebuild is now officially in progress, and I will post pics along the way. Initially I had thought of going with a theme that is more modern and very conservative in style. But then, I decided on goin' retro. It is to be painted flourescent green and pink, with new decals throughout.
Here's a pic of the original bike when my friend gave it to me in its less than rideable condition. It's an old Specialized Rockhopper Comp with a set of Manitou Spyder forks.
I think it's a 2001 model.
Here's a link to repair work I did and posted in the Framebuilders forum, for those interested.
Repairing an Aluminum frame.
Now that the repair is complete, the paint job and rebuild can begin. I figured, I might as well give it the really obnoxious paint job I was thinking about doing. I want it to really stand out. Here's my current progress with the first couple of light coats. The green and pink will be fuller, slightly darker, and much brighter when finished. The paint is nothing short of blinding. Really sharp.
If you think this is interesting, you should see the modern LX gruppo, along with retro hardware that's going on this thing. It's gonna be a real oddball.