After buying almost everything NOS XT for this build, then having 2nd thoughts and selling it all but the frame, I've decided I cant stand to see it lying in the corner of my spare room anymore!
The last thing I need is another bike to ride but I'm building this as a summer promenade cruiser so it fills a gap
The two biggest stumbling blocks with this build have always been the double U-brakes and the 21.1mm stem requirements.
Considered getting the steerer reemed out to 1" but then LGF offered me a 21.1 twin-clamp stem.
This wasn't really where I was wanting to go wit the build but I thought I'd give it a try.
Trouble with that stem was it took 22.2 bars!!
So there the build stalled...the XT kit was all sold and the frame tucked away (and very nearly sold to Gravymonster before he found his double U Saracen!).
Anyway, I decided to have another shot at building her up out of whatever I could get hold of.
Found some 22.2mm Renthal motorbike bars (sturdy!!) and then won a double U-brake Saracen for £47 on ebay
Bars arrived today so started some bolting together with what I had kicking around the spare room.....
Few of the frame and forks..
Quick build-up with the double-clamp stem, some Suntour Accushift levers/thumbies and some lovely Araya RM25's
The rest of the parts will be robbed from the Saracen when it arrives in a few days time.
There are a few people I need to mention who have helped me out hugely with this but I'll save that until she's finished