Gil now has the '92 decals on file thanks to the efforts of Tim Davies in photocopying an original set for me. So if you are after a set for any '92 model drop Gil_m a pm, as many will agree Gil's decals are first rate. Here is a low resolution proof of what's been achieved.
I'm after a set doing in 'greyscale' to make them a little more subtle on this bright frame. Hopefully Gil will get some proofs over to me later in the week.
My original plan for this build was to go with alpinestars 'MEGA-LITE' bars with a pair of bar ends on this build. Problem being the bars are badly faded and look almost purple instead of black. I tried repainting them, but they just look a bit naff so i've had a rethink.
On my cro-mega SS I have a set of Scott AT-4 pro bars fitted and they are fantastic. So I thought i'd find another pair and give them a go on this build, GT-Steve soon obliged with a set. A real bargain at just £12 and perfect for the build.
The bars were in desperate need of paint mind and the wrong size for my alpinestars 28.0mm diameter stem. I set to work removing the aluminium shim that takes the bar from 22.0mm to 25.4mm. I decided the shim had to go as I'm using the alpinestars 28.0mm stem, I then bought a USE seat post shim that was 6mm thick to take the bars upto size and modified it.
Alpinestars stem shimmed to accept the 22.0mm bars
After rubbing back, priming and eventually painting, the bars have made it to the state shown below.
Wildthing AT-4 bars
They are just drying now and will get lacquered tomorrow. You might think it odd me going to the effort of hand painted the bars when they will get covered with bar tape and grips when fitted but I have a cunning plan here, clear tape and grips!
Clear grips and tape to make the bars visable
Just to get an idea of what all the black will look like against the colour of the frame I teased myself by fitting the seat clamp and post.
It's coming together, if somewhat slowly!