Status: For Sale at $495
Frame & Fork: Norco Chromoly
Groupset: Shimano 300 LX
Wheelset: Araya VP20 rims with Shimano Exage Sport hubs on Kenda Small Block Eight 26x1.95 tires
At first glance, I thought this was a rather ugly bike that wasn't worth fixing. The "triple triangle" on this bike made me think it was a GT but it turns out that Norco made a triple triangle Bigfoot for a short period of time. GT sued them and won so Norco had to stop production of their triple triangle bikes making this one rare. That bit of cool factor, along with that wicked looking straight fork, a rare thing in 1990, made me think twice about the potential of this bike.
I really didn't like the original paint job at all so I decided to paint this Norco Bigfoot the way that I thought it should have been painted originally. I couldn't resist adding a 'big foot' to the Bigfoot logo. I also used a more modern looking "Norco" for the headbadge and downtube decals. I made every decal on the bike with Photoshop and cut them out with my Cricut. The rebuild went well with only a couple complications. The crankset and derailleurs were in excellent condition and cleaned up well. They almost look new. The shifter/brake lever combos, however, were shot. All the 7 speed shifters I found had brake levers attached that were meant for V-Brakes. In the end, I found this really cool set of aluminum brake levers and these nearly new Grip Shift shifters that ended up looking and working really well. The other challenge was the seatpost. It came with a rare sized 26.2mm seatpost that didn't have the seat clamps at the top so it could only be used with a cheap department store style saddle. I found a proper MTB seatpost in that weird size at bikeInn.com out of Spain. I love that store! In the end I feel like I turned a dorky, ugly, dated looking bike into a really cool bike that anyone would be proud to ride on the trails or around town.