Ok, so here one for the serial bike builders/dreamers out there:
spec up a bike suitable for a discipline/niche of your choice, but, and its a big but:
It has to be "singletrack capable";
by that I mean it has got to be able to handle the usual toe curlingly technical "angry w*nk" of a hill climb and also still stay in one piece for the eagerly anticipated "holymarymotherofgod" rapid descent pay off with rocky drop offs.
The maximum budget is £500.00 and you HAVE to use RETAIL prices and you are NOT allowed to use any "bits you have hanging around" or e(vil)Bay.
your kit list must be shown and it has to feature both SOURCES & PRICES
Extra points awarded for Under Budget, Niche, Unusual, Inspired, Upgradeable, British and the of course the Simplistic.
I may even put up a prize for the best build, but I'm not telling what it is!
get to work, your country needs you!
oh and pictures are encouraged!