Generally I need to get over my dislike of road bikes now the commute is further and I'm getting into actually almost ejoying it!
I think its the stretch position/drop bars/fiddling with distant gear levers on a big wobbly bike So got fixes for these to give it a fair test.
Thanks for the good wishes and interest I'll chuck up a build thread then.
I just don't like to see things go to waste! It's nice to have a bit more character in an SS build, rather than off-the-peg -
I got a set of SS wheels (Mavic CX10s on a Shimano 105 front and a Sachs Maillard rear) off ebay for GBP40 ...
Yeah me too ninety, I do fancy a new shiney commuter, just like 'normal folk' fancy new cars to take em to work, but worth a dabble with this nice modest retro. I like the look of many new bikes, Surly and the more recent fashion additions, credible ones ideally but they are annonymous imported soulless stuff, though if they ride good thats sort of most important. Messing with retro stuff, good fun, yeah I've never been a roadie and I'm definately not a trendy bobble hat wearer. Fairly sure I saved it from a skip
I was looking at Halo wheels but not very sympathetic to this build with arguable quality. Options of using a shimano 600 geared mavic/araya combo or build/find summat nice n quality. Yeah it shouldn't cost the earth. Thanks
Oooh a Cortina AND a Mitsubishi Colt....
Frame - worth anything up to £100 on fleabay
Parts - junk.
Possible French thread headset, usually stuck stem and BB.
Internally welded frame which as you mention has a following.
Yeah My mates Celeste has been sold now and Hanging onto the Tina as a sister project to this at the mo, its better than I thought it was...
Frame stripped, and got the stem out but didn't have tools with me to brave the BB area, Urrgh Mucky crappy bits slung to one side!
Internally welded frame, I thought it looked cleanly held together but thats clever how did they do that!?
Or you could buy my 61cm Genesis Flyer (2008), which is also in Manchester and will only cost you £250
Arrgh Don't tempt me!! I don't have that kinda money handy at the mo but it is tempting...