i got this frame from "i am ironman" a little while ago. i didn't really need another project at the time but he did such a good deal that i would have daft to refuse and it looks the bollocks aswel.
i wasn't really sure what to build it like but then i saw a couple of bikes while on some retro rides that made me think, yeah i'll do that. those bikes belong to "average mark" and "wu tangled". basically they were both rigid with carbon forks, one disc and one v equipped. bearing in mind this frame has been modified to disc only obviousley that was where i was going to go, although if it wasn't modified i would have stuck with v's coz i'd rather see an unused disc mount than an unused brake boss!!
i have never owned a rigid carbon fork and this style of build appeals to me.
it has taken a while for me to get parts as i decided to wait for bits to come along at sensible prices then when i had the guts of the build i then put a wanted ad for a fork, i was abliged by harryburgundy with a mint white bros fork!
also got a good set of original hope mini brakes from "daveaasmith" and a set of xt shifters from "daj".
so cheers to all you guys who have helped getting me bits!
the idea was to have a mostly xt drivetrain and originally i was going to run a set of xt/mavic wheels but then i thought why buy those bits? i haven't been massively impressed with my dt rear hub on my 07 clockwork, it's ok but i prefer hope, the dt bearings (just replaced)haven't lasted that well and i decided to buy the 07 clockwork a new set of wheels and use the dt wheelset on this instead so this build has turned out to be higher specced than i had originally intended.
i need to get the bottom bracket and disc mounts faced and the crown race fitted before i can go any further and i am hoping to do this tomorrow when i nip into my old place of work, then i sould beable to build the whole thing by the weekend
here's some pics
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