OK update! Dragged it out to see where we are upto and fit the bargain chain, and list the probs/work to be done.
After this, I tightened up, fitted a top tube pad to hold the cables in and went round the block!
Wow, they really do feel nice to ride, seems what they say is right. Must be around 30lbs, but it rides really nicely and lighter than it is. This was all with a slightly flat rear tyre(!) but with weight over the front, it still felt nice. And this of course is with the list of wobbles highlighted below. Yep I am inspired! I didnt even feel too big on it at my height, though I expect on an XC ride the size and one gear would get tiring...
Sort of all there! Tensioner is one of final bits needed...
Those olde V12's that still need a refurb badly!
Bargain Rust Buster slimline KMC, seems to have galvanised grease or something, should be ideal with this as go to mucky local business bike!
Also holey Gusset Chainring matches holey Superstar steel cog.
Front old Hope needs more juice and a few tweeks.
Oh yeah and my retro self bo11oxed up the tensioner bolt on the fork axle! Any ideas for something similar? I thought of cutting a slot in it for a flat screw driver.
So there you are, some greasy hard work left to do but it's all there just about! Seems to work for me, any constructive comments or suggestions welcome.