The original state of the bike when I first bought it. Actually, it looked a lot worse than this. It had a wire basket in front and a side stand. This is supposed to be a race bike...the bike must be feeling demoralized.
The previous owner obviously never looked after it well enough considering the status of the bike. It is third in line under the KHS range of mountain bike, coming after the Comp and Team.
The damage is mainly superficial.
True Temper Ox tubing was considered one of the high-end range of steel tubing in the 90's.
A pleasant surprise under the gel seat cover when I removed it...it is a Ritchey seat. There was very little wear on it since it was covered but due to age, the edges came off. It can be repaired luckily.
Look closely. You will see the words Ritchey Comp. These are high-end rims in those days.
The frame after powder coating.
I salvaged this decal because it says so much about what the bike is made of.
Custome made chainstay protectors.
An almost complete build.
Shimano Deore XT 7-speed rear derailleur.
Shimano Deore DX crankset.
Shimano XTR brakes were the obvious replacements.
Custom made decals.
Shimano Deore XT front derailleur.
NOS Control Tech stem. Its getting harder and harder finding good stuff like this.
The bike is brought back to its full glory.