Thanks for the quick replies, I only found the chain problem by accident when I got a bit of a wobble and my feet went backwards, as I corrected and pedaled forward there was nothing and I remembered why I always thought the 18" frame was just a little too tall for me
Got the wheels off the bike right now as they need a little truing so I will dismantle and hopefully lube and sort it out.
OK, if bottom bracket has info on it that will hopefully be straight forward enough to sort, it is probably time for a new chain as well. Any options for BB's other than the XT? XT was always my intended route for the bike although i'm on a DX chainset right now.
As for brakes, that was always gonna be the next change, whilst they do work ok I never liked the look of the rears so its time for a change.
FluffyChicken, heres the link http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=267829