I've searched and haven't really found a thread dedicated to SS MTB... really, this is a fixed gear forum if not anything. Post them up!
I scored this 1986 vintage steel Specialized Rockhopper for $60 off some dude on Craigslist. First thought that came to mind was to build a 26" SS using eBay and leftover parts I already have. I've already purchased some of the necessary things, but I'm keeping some of the original stock parts that are still usable like the wheels and brakes. Everything else is going to be spankin' new and improved.
I already have a Motobecane Outcast 29'er but that thing is built more for street use.
This is the Old School in it's original state:
The frame, fork and headset - cleaned, buffed, rust removed, touched up and waxed. Ready to be built up!