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    Mountain Goat "Golden Goat"

    Golden Goat 1989 with XT 730





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    Wow, very nice!
    2011 Lynskey Pro29 SL SS
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    A few build missteps IMO, but overall a very cool bike!
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    Damn that's nice. Dura Ace cassette and chain?

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    cassette and chain are Regina Oro
    Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    A few build missteps IMO, but overall a very cool bike!
    Like what? Those tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    A few build missteps IMO, but overall a very cool bike!
    Tires? brake levers?
    Detail please Rumpfy, we can get better without knowing what you see.

    Great looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver King View Post
    Like what? Those tires?
    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker View Post
    Tires? brake levers?
    Detail please Rumpfy, we can get better without knowing what you see.

    Great looking bike.

    Alright (and this is just constructive criticism)...for me personally, the biggest offenders are:

    Tires. They look like maybe low end tires of a mid 80's Schwinn?
    The Ritchey bar is (I think) too new, Taiwan made.
    Ritchey stem looks off to me. Like its too new, but it does have the cable hanger, so maybe not. Its not a Nitto stem though, which would be more appropriate. I'm guessing the stem was maybe from an MB-2 or 3.
    Grips. Lots of period correct options that are easy to get. Oury, ODI, Ritchey, Grab-On.
    Brake levers are Deore MT63 and not matching XT (M730 4-finger if you want to match the rest of your XT, or M733 two finger to match the age of the bike).

    And if we're starting to nitpick more, if the bike is an 89, thats the first year for M732 7spd XT. As it sits with a mostly M730 build, that would be more appropriate on an 86-88 MTB.
    Pedals are too new. Those M735 pedals came out in 91. You need the more rectangular M731 pedals.
    Match all your quick releases. American Classics at the wheels...get one for the seat binder too. Or go all Shimano.


    That said....the bike is rad. Nothing will be more reliable and work better than a simple Shimano M730 or M732 build. Great mix of silver and black. Tasteful 'upgrades' with the Phil wheelset.
    Those 600 headsets are fantastic. Great look, decently light, and smooth as any King. Super clean XT post and XT cranks, both classics. And topped off with a suede Turbo saddle, another one of my favorites.

    Leaving the bike as is, its still better than a lot of the builds out there. The only thing I'd really be itching to change would be tires if you intend to use it as it was designed.
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    ^^ For some reason, I heard all that in Groundskeeper Willie's voice.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Nice eye. Your review is like a top car show, tiny details mean a lot, and only a few could have the knowledge and eye to see them.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    ^^ For some reason, I heard all that in Groundskeeper Willie's voice.
    Haha! I'm built like Groundskeeper Willie.

    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker View Post
    Nice eye. Your review is like a top car show, tiny details mean a lot, and only a few could have the knowledge and eye to see them.
    Thanks
    Take it with a grain of salt. Its a fun challenge that makes me took at things closer, then try and hold my own builds to a higher level. There are a lot of people on this forum far better at details and bike builds than I am. All of it is a learning process for sure!
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    Thanks Eric,
    sorry for my bad englisch.
    I feel better with Bike from 1990 / 1993.
    These pictures are "old Pictures"
    I 've changed the stem (Salsa ) / bar (salsa) / Wheels (xt)
    I think it's the only Golden Goat in Europe.
    Some more details from the Frame




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    Quote Originally Posted by oneschnark View Post
    Thanks Eric,
    sorry for my bad englisch.
    I feel better with Bike from 1990 / 1993.
    These pictures are "old Pictures"
    I 've changed the stem (Salsa ) / bar (salsa) / Wheels (xt)
    I think it's the only Golden Goat in Europe.
    Some more details from the Frame
    Philippe
    Your English is just fine!

    Post some updated pictures when you can with the Salsa cockpit and XT wheels. Those sound like the right kind of changes!
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    The small details aside, that is a gorgeous bike. The paint (?) is stunning. It looks like it has texture, anyone care to elaborate on the process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    The small details aside, that is a gorgeous bike. The paint (?) is stunning. It looks like it has texture, anyone care to elaborate on the process?
    It's called "hammertone". You can get it in a proprietary mix (even in rattle can form). Not sure on the process for mixing it yourself, and there are various types of hammertone finishes. The above one is "deeper" and their are "shallower" finishes that were applied as industrial or commercial finishes. In Australia, our payphones were painted in a hammertone.

    As I understand, it is thinned out a lot more and you should spray a few thin wet coats in quick succession to build up the effect.

    Not sure how well decals would hold on over time, but that probably depends on the quality of decal and the depth of the paint finish.

    And yeah, sensational looking frame and great looking bike!

    Grumps

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    Great looking bike, Philippe and your English is great! Thanks for posting.

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