I've always wanted a heavy duty, cheap, not-so-worried-to-lock-up bike, and hopefully now I'm on the right direction.
I'm waiting for this ugly duckling to come from Italy, a cheap, mid-range 90s frame, conditions were reflected on the price and I can't complain as it will be an incentive to keep the spending for parts as low as possible.
I've never built a retro-MTB before so I will ask opinion from the experts on here.
I don't want to stick the first cheap 90s groupset that I can find, as I always like some prep&research when building a bike from scratch.
So, this model was sold between 1992 and 1995, and I've seen it only equipped with LX M550 or Exage 500LX.
I would like to have STIs on it rather than thumbies.
I guess it will be stupid to put anything better than LX or DX but I wouldn't mind splashing extra dinero for a ratty XT or XTR.
Preferably it will have slick or semi-slick tyres on, tanwall? Am I asking too much?
Please if you have bits for sale let me know.
Here's a picture from the seller:
Which stem and seatpost?
Silver or black groupset? Mixed?