I've got most of the rest of the kit sorted in my mind, but I'm a little bit stuck on what cranks to go for.
I'll be running an 8spd M950 rear mech and an 8spd cassette. I love M95x cranks but those chainrings and that BB are a pain in the proverbial. I want something which is fairly standard so that I can replace bits fairly easily. I'm also swayed towards running the STS as a 1 x 8 or 2 x 8, so I need a crank which I can bolt a bashguard to in place of the outer chainring. This rules out the majority of M95x cranks unless I was lucky enough to find one with the 5 arm spider.
I've seen a nice set of RaceFace turbines for sale ( they're modern 4 arm ones, but Turbines are pretty timeless things apart from that
). They're ISIS cranks so I'd need to get an ISIS BB to match up to them, but at the moment they're looking like a good choice as they come complete with the original RaceFace chainrings too. And they're all silver so they'll match up with the rest of the bike nicely
I thought maybe I'd get these, and then (when funds allow!) get a Hope bashguard in gunmetal to match the hubs, and finishing the bike off with Hope Skewers and Seatbolt, again in gunmetal..
I'm not going to go for any fancy anodised colours on this bike - I want it to be fairly muted (about as muted as a swoopy thermoplastic frame with carbon forks can be, anyway