It was sort of like a trip down memory lane to build a 26" wheel mtn. bike, though for it's owner and intended use it is an appropriate fit. Fish wanted a "fun" feeling bike, maneuverable and capable of taking a beating. The frame has many options and upgrades, almost every reinforcement I know how to do.
Headtube rings, two lap gussets, and a box gusset,...overbuilt?? Well, for a Freeride hardtail a little overkill is often considered just right.
A goofy, yet functional grin,... matches the build kit!! - Just kiddin Fish