new frame to me and strip down of old bike (Finished)

biggs83 Posts: 37
edited August 2013 in Your mountain bikes
Hi guys
I have just bought a giant vt off fleebay and its in brilliant condition
Its an 18 inch but has no rear shock, which should be here tomorrow a Fox rp23
most of the parts im putting onto it are fairly old and some are not complete groupings as you will see by the list

Frame: Giant vt 1 18 inch
Forks: Rockshox totem 160-180mm
Bars: DDG
Headset: FSA

Front brake set: Magura louise on 203mm hope rotor
Rear brake: Magura move hydraulic Rim (will be upgraded)

Front mech: Shimano Deore
Rear mech: Shimano Alivio

Seat: A nice comfy gel one
Seatpost: Raceface Evolve XC Seatpost 2012 (in the post)

Rear cassette: Cheap 7spd
Pedals: Old warn Odyssey

Front wheel: halo combat on hope pro v2 hub
Rear: old Mavic 521 on Shimano hub

Tyres: Tioga 2.1

Pictures below


  • rockmonkeysc
    rockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Don't see many of these around. Looks like its in nice condition for its age.
    Look up the old Sprung 1 film on YouTube, there's some cool film with Steve Geall hammering one of these.
  • biggs83
    biggs83 Posts: 37
    Yeah Ill have a look at that
    I managed to pick it up for £170 inc postage and there are no scratches on it at all.I think it belonged to a guys wife. The only thing that's slightly off is the paint color in places. I just need to find someone or somewhere that has an instruction manual and pictures for everything on it, like the gear cable routing and stuff
  • rockmonkeysc
    rockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    You won't get any sort of manual for that. Just look up some photo's for cable routing.
  • biggs83
    biggs83 Posts: 37
    I've been looking and some pictures are ok but others are hard to see
    This is my first full suser and didn't realise about the length of the rear gear cable/outer casing, so Ive just gone and ordered new parts for what i need
  • biggs83
    biggs83 Posts: 37
    Well i've finally finished my frame. Its been a few weeks but think it looks good.
    Just a few things to change like the front chainset and bottom bracket and maybe the bars and stem
    Been out on a ride and it feels nice, just strange as i've never had a full sus before
    Finished pictures below