I'm liking Lectron's teaser thread about his Green Machine, and thought I'd follow his lead.
This will be my first build ever - the wrenching bug bit me around the beginning of the year in the dead of winter. If you can't ride, you might as well work on the bikes. That being said, the fact that I couldn't ride due to weather has inspired me to build a 26" Cyclo Beast. Now, I'm not sure how to define a cyclocross bike, by wheel size or by intended purpose. This build doesn't seem like a MTB as it will have drop bars, but it does have a MTB frame. It is essentially going to be a serious off 'road' bike.
I'll be taking a few parts from my old Giant Rainier and moving them over, and have most of what I need lying around in my garage. As you may have guessed, she'll be all black with the exception of two items to be named later.
For starters...(minus the decals)