Well, quite a positive response then!!
Yeah, it's not exactly an 'exotic' bike, so it makes sense to make it more usable..
The thing it with Canti/V rims is that I'm so used to discs now, and all my other bikes have discs (bar one which is running Maguras
) that it makes sense in terms of a ready supply of easily-swappable spares too!
I also managed to pick up a pair of Hope Mono Minis for 70 quid, which with braided hoses look ace! I also have those natty little Magura hose clips too, so no need to convert the cable routing..
Likewise, I will leave the canti mounts on, as yes they may add a little weight, but I like the option that I can then mount V's or Maguras to it at some point if I wish..
I'm putting my 2001 SID's on it - which also have v/canti bosses, so it makes sense to keep them on the frame too.
At the moment, the frame is in the queue to be sprayed up, just need to drop the decals down (mildly customised replacements done by the ubiquitous Gil_M
) and have the tab welded up!
Parts are hard to come by though.. I never would have thought that Green would be such a hard colour to get decent parts in, never mind colour-matching!!...
We're definitely not in the 90's anymore..!
There WILL be a build thread, possibly this very one when I get some pics eventually..
Parts are accumulating, still in need of SRAM shifters, gear outer cabling (thinking I-Link, anyone got any experiences with this, can you run it 'continuous' and just have the link breaks at the cable-guide points?), Saddle, front mech & brake rotors.
I may have the stem stripped & sprayed to match the frame too..Because Hope Team gear is ridiculously expensive!
2013 On One Scandal | 2011 Ghost ASX 3700 | 2008 Magura Test Bike | 2006 Raleigh RS950
1999 Voodoo Hoodoo | 1999 Raleigh RSP 450 | 1997 Giant ATX-D 990 | 1997 Ghost X-700
1995 Giant Cadex MCM-3 | 1995 Voss Ti | 1993 Giant Cadex CFM-2 | 1992 RS Topline Mammoth