The paint really is a dream and will be gutted when it gets scratched
This has to be ridden so is inevitable. Big thanks to Garry at Graphicshack whose work is not short of perfect!
Here is the final. . . . ish spec
Frame: Overbury's - U/K steel, fillet brazed, 1996+
Fork: U/K, straight blade steel.
Stem: Control Tech quill
Handlebar: Answer Hyperlight
Grips: Ritchey WCS
Barends: Answer Hyperends
Brakes: Avid Arch Rival
Brake Pads: Avis Rim Wrangler
Brake Cables: Goodridge
Brake Levers: Avid SD 2.0L
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M950
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 7800
Derailleur Cables: Goodridge
Cranks: Middleburn RS7
Crank Bolts: SRP
Chainring bolts: SRP
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN72
Pedals: SPD - To be changed
Hub Skewers: Ringle Twisters
Wheels: Mavic Crossland
Tyres: Panaracer Spike
Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: Control Tech
Seatpost Binder: Odyssey
Being confirmed as post 1996 I tried VERY hard to be selective with the parts of this period. The newest were the Arch Rivals at around 1999. (Not including the Middleburn's!) Everything else is in the ball park.
On the horizon are some new wheels, a better condition stem, and some flat period pedals. If I come into some money my ideal brakes are Avid Arch Supremes with the original SD Ultimate levers
I know many may baulk at the use of U.S parts on this very British frame but asthetically and functionally I think they are the best option. I always like to match the stem and seat post so i went from there tbh.
parts were really quite a last minute idea . . . . I think
they go well but I am allways open to other opinions.