I thought it best to start a new thread although I do have a previous one from when this was built up with retro parts...
I have a couple of bikes I use but I wanted a modern hardtail so thought I'd try an On One. Built a 456 summer season and decided it was way too beefy for what I'd use it for, as I'd always take my stumpy fsr if I was going for a 'bigger' ride. So for more distance/xc riding I tried out my Cindercone and decided to modernise it. Some will say it's not cost effective but the frame owed me -£ and I was owed a favour from a friend that has a paint shop.
A little research found Lee Cooper was only a few miles away so he did the frame modification... http://customcycleframes.blogspot.com/
really nice guy, did a great job and wasn't really expensive!
Anyway, she's not built up yet and I think my Gilm decals are sat at the post office but here are some pics so far:
Frame prep pre mounts:
Back from Lee Cooper:
Prep prior to paint:
Back from the paint shop... they've done a great job but I don't know what it would cost to use them however Lee at http://www.brockhallcoachworks.co.uk/
did the work. I was so tempted to go down the white route but it's been done a lot so I've tried to get close to the turquoise colour but wanted it slightly more metallic.
Not 100% sure on spec yet, but I've a fair few bits lined up. I was going for a set of SIDs however I picked up some Fox 32s with short travel spacers. If I like them they might be going white, although they look pretty bulky. We'll see.
I was going with my Hope mini monos which are black/gold, however I've never been happy with the rear and it turns out speaking to a lot of people in the industry that 'some' of that style mono calipers can have a lot of flex and very little bite. So I might fit my shimano white gold disks, again we'll see.
A closer shot of the disk mount: