|Ready for both winter and the hills in the background|
Careful use of classified adds and eBay and I have an 8-speed Alfine internal gear hub plugged into a frame with sliding vertical dropouts, including the rear disc mount (in this instance I have managed to get hold of a lovely 20" Voodoo Wanga) and up front I have plugged in the upside down, braceless Maverick SC32 fork. The tyres are set up tubeless. All of this is meant to represent the best in winter/mud bike solutions for a no-hassle, reliable-shifting, mud-clogging-proof wonder machine. to add an extra element of durability I have a Surly stainless steel chainring up front and a steel sprocket on the rear. The single gear cable runs a full length outer, 'natch ;-)
Can't wait to ride the pants off it!