It's been a while since I posted an update on this bike and its biggie...
The raw frame turned out to not be such a good idea because it tarnished really quickly when it got wet / dirty. The other half never really liked the colour scheme either, so it was time for rebuild number two...
I decided to powdercoat the frame
White was chosen as a good base to go with her preferred colour scheme. Decals were once again supplied by Gil_M
Some work in progress pics
Please ignore the very manly scissors...not my choice at all!
I hated the Race Face Evolve stem that I bought last year so picked up a Thomson X4 stem from eBay which I collected this morning. However, this may end up on the BFe or my Cannondale build.
If I do steal the Thomson stem, this bike will either get a Race Face Turbine or a Diabolus stem. The downside I don't this is that both of the other stems have a rise to them and I need to keep the front end low because she's short!
There are a couple of big spec changes this time around. Firstly the Z1's have been replaced with a pair of Pikes (thanks ChrisR) which have had pink decals added to them. Secondly the Hope Big Uns on X Lite Phatso's have been swapped for my old NS Bikes hubs on XM321's. not the lightest wheels but lots lighter than what was on there originally. The V12's have been swapped for my old Azonic A Frames in the short term to fit in with the pink and black colour scheme.
Some part built pics
It's been treated to a new cassette and I have a new chain for it too. It would have been finished today but I forgot to order the pink gear outer and brake lines this week. The jury is still out on the Mini's; I may well swap them for soe Deore brakes mainly because I think the smaller blades will suit her hands better. At the moment the levers are too long for comfortable one finger braking although I may run the shifters between the grip and brake lever to see if that helps.
I'm hoping to get it all finished next weekend. I personally prefer it like this and so dies the boss!
2015 Stanton Ti Switchback
2006 Specialized Demo 8
2013 Specialized Allez Sport
1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon
1994 Cannnondale Beast of the East (rebuild still in progress)