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Steel MTB Build: What $$$ did you sink into yours??

I was given an late 80's (i'm guessing) Mongoose MTB frame. I'm gonna strip everything off and build all it from scratch. I will retain the front fork and handlebar and have the frame sandblasted and painted. This will be a commuter as well as a possible touring bike.

I'll need a wheelset, brakes, shifters and derailers, the works. Even a new seat. I've been looking at Nashbar's brand of parts but I see that the basic Shimano isn't a lot more money.

I am on a budget... but I have some funds set aside for this build, about $500 - $700 depending on a few minor details.

Is this price range reasonable to buy quality parts? Has anyone done a complete rebuild with this type of budget?
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