New topic concerning a fabulous bike...
In fact I really don't know if I should classify it under the Pré 98 section or here...
As you know, the Castellano Fango is the former Ibis Ripley that was released in the 90's
But it's a Castellano, and non so common compare to the Ibis one
That's why, my research (without search as usual
) went for a Castellano. For a Silk Ti, I would have preferred an Ibis... but here! Think different!
In this post I'll show you my project, a Castellano Fango. This is a softail Aluminium without pivot point ...
I was impressed by the functioning of my friend Mojo Ti's Silk Titanium and I could not wait to finish it and try it.
Assembly has evolved over time but I ensure myself that it is with rollable and functional material. And you will see the full topic as I published it on the french old-school forum (Melivelo)
Here the serial number... Maybe it will help me to determine the production date
Let's start with the wheels, Mavic Xmax 1 (of course, they are my fav) and Continental Race King in 2,2
I added a Fox 100RLT with canti studs... and in superb condition.
A Chris King mango headset... For now, I started with a stem Easton MG60 in 100mm because the frame is very long ... I'll go for a Thomson later.
I finally found where to place my orange Paul brakeset
That was it at that moment... I was waiting to find screws for the derailleur hanger, confirm the length of the stem and the bottom bracket after a first ride. Ah, do not watch the mounting of the rear wheel on this photo ... Let's say I was tired.
The plan for the rear derailleur was a Woody with long white 9.0SL shifters and a RF Orange crank...