My new ride, thanks to coomber for spotting this on ebay locally to me.
This is circa 2010 and marketed as the queen of the bso, barracuda. Having done lots of research the frame is identical to a diamond back mojito.
It came with the lowest of the low tourney groupset, steel bar, stem and post . You know the score. I binned all the crap which weighed 9lbs! And started the rebuild.
The original fork has been binned in favour of a beautiful salsa cromoto, stem is an oem kona. Bbb carbon risers bar, tektro brake levers, un52 bb, race face turbine cranks ( the shimano ones I wanted to fit hit the chainstays but I needed as narrow a bb as possible for chainline purposes. Old spd's, slr saddle and easton post. I wasn't intending on an all black build at all but I am actually quite pleased with the aesthetics.
Rear wheel has caused problems as it takes a freewheel. I bought a single speed freewheel and then realised there isn't a provision to adjust the chainline. After a cry for help on the forum I decided to adjust the spacers on the rear axle then redish the wheel. Chainline is now spot on. Doing this now means the caliper is about an inch away from the disc so I need longer bolts and shims on the disc and caliper. One other issue is the freewheel is 3/16 and chainrings is 1/8 not sure if a 3/16 chain is in order or if I need a 1/8 freewheel.
Anyway, here's a low light pic of the story so far
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