Bike is at the framebuilder, a small shop called M-gineering (http://www.m-gineering.nl/
They will add the disctab and clean up the rearend. After some thought and discussion with some folks, I decided to forgo the crud-catcher mounts on the down tube as this is likely to weaken the frame excessively in an area that sees some of the highest stress.
The front-end will most likely see new fork legs with disc tab, powder-coated same color as the frame, or, preferably, nickel-plated, and fitted to a Pace RC30 crown.
Color was a difficult choice, B&W suits the bike really well, but seeing how fashionable that color scheme is nowadays I decided to go with something else: a powder-coat of ral7001 (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=2G7KTfnrEoSAOrf38KsG&ved=0CDgQBSgA&q=ral+7001&spell=1&biw=1920&bih=1070
So now it's parts collection time. Most is already sorted, a nice mix of m900, XT thumbies, Pace rings on middleburn cranks.
Choices have to be made on brakes and wheels. I would like to keep the bike British (to some extent) and take Hope or Royce disc hubs. I am also quite taken with the new Hope X2s
Would be nice to hear some opinions on stems and seatposts for this bike. Headset is 1", and the only nice stem I've found so far (and also what I ran before on this bike) is a syncros ahead. It looks pretty good and fits with the silver Syncros seatpost. However, seeing I like to keep this British, what would be nice stem alternatives, without losing the ahead system?
Idworx Mountain Rohler (2007)
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