Greetings and hallucinations.
Many years ago, I wasted all my hours here. Way back, before there was an NBR even. I went by Squamch.
Now, I'm old, and fat (kinda), and had to get a bike to keep up with my 3 year old...and by God this pedaling thing is fun! So I adopted a bike from a buddy. A giant AC1 with a bunch of dope parts! A super T, XT derailleurs, ISIS drive race face cranks, a blackspire bashguard, and Hayes 8" hydraulics front and rear!
So it turns out that the bike is pushing 20 years old, and I'd like brakes that work, and this fancy schmancy chopper geometry is a major throwback to my old snipes hardtail...long story short, I'd like to buy a new frame and fork, and swap parts over. But wtf, single front ring and 12 gears on the cassette?! No one seems to be running an aheadset or an FSA pig anymore.
Dropper posts, holy shit brilliant. Way better idea than an elastomer suspension seat post.
So...my question(s) are...is anything on this bike going to be compatible with a modern frame and fork? Am I stupid for trying to piece together some conglomeration of antique and modern parts? Should I just sell a kid and buy a spanking new bike that costs as much as the first 3 trucks I bought? Where is the line between antique and something I can still buy parts for (whenever stores get stuff back in stock)? I don't want to get stuck with some obsolete jalopy like I already have.
And stay off my goddamn lawn.
No, it's ice cream.