Right time for an update, the latest on this is as follows, everything has now been stripped off the bike and cleaned up with a view to seeing what I've got and more importantly, what I need to obtain to turn a collection of bits into a bike.
Sadly the nice Regina America freewheel was dead with an alarming amount of play in the unit so sadly had to be binned!
I'm now unsure of what rear mech I've ended up with, I think its a 1991 CDA, the last year of the CDA group. I think the only difference is the sealed pullies on Record and std ones on this.
Pretty happy with how the wheels have turned up too, the nice Century hubs have polished brilliantly and the Open 4cd rims show hardly any concave wear, a little truing up and they'll be a nice tight set of wheels if perhaps a little overkill at 36h for my Grimpeur-esque build .
My next move is dependent on what frame I end up with, I'm in the process of moving in on either a TVT carbon or cheaper Vitus 992 BUT WHAT I REALLY WANT IS cchris2lou's Peugeot SLX Its 100% perfect for this
. I have 8 speed Synchro levers within my set of parts so may opt for my preferred wheel choice consisting of early Record 8 speed cassette hubs, releasing the Century's for sale ....Lets see!
So list of bits required as follows -
Frame - Pending
Freewheel or Cassette with new wheels
Pedals (and most likely matching shoes!)
I'm now looking more forward to getting this on the road than my Ridley Helium that still lies in bits and prpbably will be long after this hits the road.