Work In Progress
I recently acquired another DiamondBack Voyager II. I had one ten years ago, which was the basis of one of my all-time favorite bikes (and probably my favorite ever mountainbike). The one I had ten years ago was stolen out of my truck, one night.
I had built it up with Cook Bros. cranks, a Ti bottom bracket, American Classic hubs, etc, and it weighed in at an ounce or two over 23 pounds! I still miss that bike, and I'm still mad that it got stolen.
Anyway, I bought this one off of Craigslist, for cheap, and decided to build something fun from it. So, out came the Midge bars. I am canniballizing the TREK STP for parts. It will eventually get the XT crankset from the TREK, as well as the brakes and wheels.
I stuck the Frankenseat on it until I come up with another one in better shape, and I'm not sure what I'll do about the fork. I may put the Manitou Black from the TREK on it, or I may go rigid. I haven't really decided. For now, the one that's on there serves the purpose of connecting the wheel to the frame.
I'm thinking that this may become the "winter bike", and I might retire the Pink Bike (at least temporarily) from the rigors of commuting and grocery shopping.