So this is not your original frame? Where did you get one in such great shape? Also, does it have a 22mm brake mount? Have you ridden it with the 100mm fork? Mine has an 80mm and I thought about going 100, but figured it would throw off the geometry too much.
My '99 Sweet Spot built as a parts bin single speed.
CHEAP Mavic Cross Rides
Old SID World Cup (w/carbon crown) fork
Chris King Headset (that I had sitting in a tool box)
Truvativ Crankset removed from my '01 HG Hardtail SS, when I upgraded
22mm Hayes Rear disk, from my LBS for $5.00
New-ish Hayes Stroker Master Cyl. and levers (and front brake)
Running 34:20 gear.
I only have 1 built up at the moment, the others are wall hangers with the parts I've gathered for them in storage. I typically don't build anything until I'm going to ride it or if it's a vintage bike and I'm doing a restoration (The Paramountain, KOM, and a few others). I'm on the FB Homegrown group, I posted up a few pictures of my 01 Homegrown Pro over there; I'll stick them in here once I get home. Right now my main rigs are a 95 Moab Elite that I've updated with modern parts and swapped to disc brakes and my 01 HG that I have setup single speed. I also have that Schwinn Modified 97 Moab Single Speed that was up for sale a little while ago. Planning to take that one out on the trails this weekend.
I'm in Florida, not many steep climbs here, mostly technical trails in my area but I have a bit of old BMX riding programmed into my head/body and I like to sprint so I tend to like higher gear ratios.
Your 01' looks killer! I'm still hunting for an 01' Factory Limited in my size. You're right, 100mm forks are just fine on these bikes; I'm running a 100mm Sid XX on mine.
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