The bike is now in full working order... and "touch wood" hasn't been a money pit. Took it out for a pre Cannock blast over some fields near me, it came back plastered in grass and mud (not to mention me
). Now cleaned and oiled and tucked up
Fitted the the shifter rear cover, and cleaned out the mech as it was skipping 3rd. Turned out to be old grease gunking it up. Aligned all the gears and set them up.
Stole some platform pedals from my BMX, along with some nice ODI grips. Both of which have now been replaced on the BMX with other eBay finds.
Purchased a Hope Head Doctor to preload the headset bearings, along with a Rock Shox shock pump. The shocks were pumped up 2 weeks ago and still holding pressure, even after the quick blast at the weekend so seals look ok. Front forks tend to "squeek" near the limit of the travel, might need servicing.
Decided to go with some IXS X-Mix pads and at the same time purchased a caliper seal kit, although it hasn't been needed yet. Used some ATE Blue Racing brake fluid, that I use in my trackday car.
Biggest expense was sorting the rear shock bushes out... No one seemed to do them, and ended up get pointed towards BETD. They guys there couldn't have been more helpful. They had both pairs of bush in stock, along with the inserts and the tool. Only difference being that the new inserts are "plastic" and the old ones were metal. Will have to see how long they last...
Future plans now, will probably revolve around a Migura rear brake at some point.