The original crankset is Shimano 100GS, well worn and very heavyweight, for the moment I have fitted the crankset from my Marin East Peak and would welcome any suggestions for a durable but lightweight period option.
I gave the dia-compe cantilever brake set a quick strip down and clean up, then fitted them. The cables could do with changing and all the metal parts are somewhat patinated, but they are simple to adjust and appear to be very effective.
I fitted a Shimano STX deraillieur and a hyperglide Megarange cassette, this gives a wide range of gears from 34-11 teeth. Gear changing will be by a Gripshift unit, currently the cable is too short and I will have to fit a longer one before I can properly test the bike.
I fitted up the wheels and a gear chain, then went for a one minute test ride down my street. Initial impressions are very favourable, the bike feels nimble and with nicely weighted steering, I look forward to getting some miles in.
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