Hello all. After a very warm welcome here I wanted to start a thread detailing my build, in the hope it may be of some use / interest.
I have got a GT Tempest frame:
After removing the forks, I have been with a frame that needs stripping. After drooling over MIkee's photos of his frankly intimidating collection,I have decided that there is only one way to go - polish the frame.
So I made a start with Nitro Mors and coarse wire wool:
I love the detail on this frame:
Only thing is the paint is being stubborn. I am hoping to make (very) gradual progress and will use this thread to detail how it's going.
Here are the parts I have so far:
Rock Shox Tora RS fork
Shimano Deore LX V brakes
Ritchey handlebars and stem
Shimano Tourney rear mech
shimano XT front mech
Got lots of bits to buy still!
Any ideas / suggestions very welcome! I find myself spending ages thinking over small details, like what grips to put on, what colour pedals to get, and your thoughts would be appreciated. I am on a budget though!