Sorry for the late response folks - long weekend away.
No massive progress on the bike yet, other than I've machine polished the frame now and installed the headset (NOS DX M651). I've got a stack of parts here ready to reassemble the thing, but I need to get the forks sorted before I move on. At present I have three forks - some no name ones that weeman_mtb karma'd me..... some MAG 21 that I bought as 'very soft' and expected a rebuild needed...... added air and they're good to go
............. and a GT fork I bought on here from Simon Freese. The GT fork ain't totally right but they will work best for the intended use of the bike - so they will be going on, once I've cut a thread on them and painted them etc.
Other that that - it's ready to reassemble. Only bit missing now is a chain.
I will start a thread in readers MTB when I get the build up going - will cross-post on here so nobody misses the thread who might be interested in pics etc
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WANTED: Middleburn RS1 non drive side crank - 175mm