That was kind of my thought when I came across it. It wouldn't be for smashing down the mountain. I use to have one of the same vintage. Gravel riding, wheelie and manuals around the cul de sac. I have all the other bits here to build up a complete bike.. I already have a trail bike to wreck myself on.built up as a monstercross gravel bike which wouldn't be put under as much stress as a MTB.