So I finally finished the mountain bike build that I mentioned about a month ago. Well sorta, I'm still waiting on the bleed kit to finish the brakes. Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it came out. It weights 20 lbs 12 oz as pictured, feels great rolling around the street slowly (not much brakes). It was also a lot of fun to have a new, challenging build. There were a lot of things I've never done before including converting a fork to 29er, building Mtb wheels from scratch, and working with hydraulic brakes. Looking forward to getting out in nature and riding. I'll post up again after I've had a chance to do a real ride. This is also an excuse to put my name in the lottery for Leadville.
(yes, the yard is dead, no rain in two months will do that)