It started out like this:
The frame looked great aside from the shattered seat tube. It went off to FTW and came bike looking like this:
The original plan was to built it as a replica of the Jimmy Deaton Kamikaze bike, but then I came across the ARC-AS featured on the cover of the 1996 Ringle catalog and decided that it was a much more interesting way to go. This is what it ended up looking like:
This bike screams overkill, but it's so damn amazing... I just can't get over how it all came together!!
Ringle Ti-Stix rear hub laced to a matching 28h HED rim, totally sexy!!
Ringle stem, Ringle headset, Yeti Thermoplastic handle bar, Grafton levers and perches - there is nothing more that I could jam into this cockpit!
Grafton SC IIs with DKG brake braces on a Risse Engineering modified Rock Shox Judy SL. Ringle Mojo brake hanger hiding in the background :)
Ringle Ti-Stix front hub with a matching 18 spoke HED rim!!! Where else are you ever going to see that!!!
Grafton cranks and BB... oh yeah I lost an NOS Grafton BB during this build, that's fun!!
Freshly serviced Risse rear shock!!