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Is "RestoMod" allowed or even tollerated here?
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Posted: Sep 18, 2019 at 13:45 Quote
Love me some resto mod.

Don't get me wrong, period correct is great. But a huge part of mountain bike ownership is upgrading. As long as it makes sense.

Here's my 95 Bianchi,

Period correct:
Original Paul love levers,
Critical Racing Canti's,
1st year production Marzocchi Z2


Not correct:
CK disc hubs (left over from a previous bike) on funky laced Mavics.
XO 9 speed rear D & shifters (They are amazing)
SRAM 990 9 speed cassette because red spider
Raceface Next LP cranks, came with the bike when I bought it
Thomson post, can't find a layback ti post in 26.8
Moots ti stem, because ti
White Bros riser bar because ti
Bike bell, because ti, & safety
WTB Volt team 142mm, most comfy saddle ever
VP pedals, flats are the thang.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 at 18:21 Quote
eshew wrote:
Love me some resto mod.

Don't get me wrong, period correct is great. But a huge part of mountain bike ownership is upgrading. As long as it makes sense.

Here's my 95 Bianchi,

Period correct:
Original Paul love levers,
Critical Racing Canti's,
1st year production Marzocchi Z2


Not correct:
CK disc hubs (left over from a previous bike) on funky laced Mavics.
XO 9 speed rear D & shifters (They are amazing)
SRAM 990 9 speed cassette because red spider
Raceface Next LP cranks, came with the bike when I bought it
Thomson post, can't find a layback ti post in 26.8
Moots ti stem, because ti
White Bros riser bar because ti
Bike bell, because ti, & safety
WTB Volt team 142mm, most comfy saddle ever
VP pedals, flats are the thang.

Cool sled !!!

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 at 0:28 Quote
David....! Enjoy ya rides. ????

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 at 5:17 Quote
Love seeing the older bikes come to life again and adding mix of new parts to make it happen and to make the bike more rideable is fine by me.

Here is a shameless plug for some Shimano 737 pedals from back in the day if anyone is interested.

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2541162/

Posted: Nov 22, 2019 at 0:07 Quote
How do I post some pictures of my modern-retro......?

Posted: Nov 23, 2019 at 8:24 Quote
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Posted: Nov 27, 2019 at 19:44 Quote
My winter build took almost a year to collect up all the parts. Started with the 2000 Mantra Comp frame I found on Kijiji.

Started out as a bare frame I stumbled onto on kijiji.
Always loved the mantra frame, ride it on very light trails, only went otb once so far. Smile
Collected other parts on PB and a bunch from my parts drawer.

The thing i like the most is a 22mm direct mount hayes caliper.
I converted the seals to nitrile and connected them to M975 Xtr levers with mineral oil, no issues after a year.

1x10 speed drive train, have changed to 11-34 because of the type of riding i do mostly on it.

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