Like I said, I want to do a vintage build and am looking at a 1999 Foes DH Slammer, (DHS, but before they changed the name). It is the Monocoque version with a Vanilla RC in the rear. I was thinking going with the square BB, a Hanebrink LT-8 up front, MRP (obviously) and some champagne Hayes.

How does this bike ride? Does it really need the floating rear brake (which isn't available anyways)? What are the specs for it? I couldn't find much online. 7" rear or 8"?