Scott 26” mtb Dropbar do it all, adventure bike

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  • Never done a project thread so thought ill better make a start,
    Been looking through facebook market place the other day and came across a sorry looking 80s/ early 90s Scott mtb no idea what model it is but it was up for £20 so i snapped it up.

    The frame is in good condition no rust or dents of any kind, the rest is shot even had to hacksaw the chain off as it sized solid!.
    My plan for the bike is to build a 26” dropbar do it all bike, its going to be my winter build so enjoy :)


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  • Hell yeah brother! Give it some beefy ass tyres and it's gonna be awesome!

  • Awww yiss. Subbed!

  • Love a build like this, these are good/would suit if you’re going for guards.

  • Some T-Cut on the frame...following with interest!

  • Nice find!

  • Thanks guys, dunno if I can multi reply
    But yeah wanna get some nice beefy tyres thinking Reneherse rat trap 2.3 if I have enough clearance for them and guards.

    Hp93 - thanks for the link they are the guards I'm looking for!

    Managed to get all the dust/ dried in dirt off the bike i gave it a quick t-cut and a polish and it’s come up lovely. I’m looking into which wheels to source for this any recommendations ?
    Groupset wise I'm thinking 3x8 deore of some kind But it’s still early days

  • Can I recommend conti speedkings? Roll incredibly well

  • If you fancy a more retro groupset to go with the frame, I've got a 90's STX one up for grabs here . Stick on some bar end shifters and this will be all sorts of rad.

  • Not much to update really, changed the stem back over to the original stem as it was to much of a drop with the road stem. I’ve swapped out the wheels from my other build temporary until I can find something for the Scott. Same goes for the turbo saddle And lastly brought some 8 and 9 speed bar end shifters as I’m undecided if I wanna go 8 or 9 speed.


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  • Absolute stunner!

  • I hope the inside of the headset isn't as bad as the outside. All looks good though

  • Ohh the headset is shot just waiting for a new one to arrive

  • Nice project. What tyres did you go gor?

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Scott 26” mtb Dropbar do it all, adventure bike

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