I suppose this isn't technically a new build
more a new iteration
I have had my Fortitude for about a year now. Its my most frequently ridden bike.
Its had hardly any love or attention this winter and had just worked on every occasion from uber muddy rides to monsoon conditions and snow.
With a lot of my local riding being very claggy and interspersed with road sections I thought a cross bike might be fun but sadly no room or ££ for a complete build.
Sooo ... a rummage around in the spares bin I had most of the parts.
All I needed were some calipers (BB7 from HK) and a handle bar extension unit (see pics)
So its built
I've not ridden it yet so I'm sure there is some tinkering to be done.
The plan was minimal cost as TBH I don't know how I will get on with drops off road
If the conversion works I will look into a bar end shifter for the Alfine to tidy up the cockpit.
That said whilst unsightly I can change up and down in a reasonably comfortable fashion Pics:
Snapped rather hastily last night!