just got this today, but i've also just ordered a nos xc pro short caged rear mech.
which should i use ?
i like the short cage look but for the build which would be more suitable. or is it just a case of use which ever ?
i will also be getting the frame sent off to paint this week, i'd really like to take it personally, but 320 mile round trip just isn't practical.
still after a 26.8mm xc pro seast post. can swap for a 27.0mm xc pro seat post.
Checking in for updates and comparing notes!
Good to see your progress on this one vjm, downer with the paintwork situation though but like you say, it's a lesson learnt. A bike like this surely justifies a top-notch respray.
This week I have mostly....
1) Completely stripped my RC100 down to it's bare bones. Bagged and catalogued everything as I went. Now cleaning components up bit by bit. Nitromors next to try and get rid of the thick powdercoat and make sandblasting a bit easier.
2) Sandblasted RC30 legs, Bullseyes and stem ready for etch primer.
3) Got frustrated with the hose guides. Came off in one piece except the 'pegs' that hold these in place to the frame. Managed to extract some of them for reference but those that were stuck are now rattling around in the top tube! - and there's no internal opening where the headtube and seatube join
There's also some in there too from when it had been previously stripped and powdercoated....I could here them moving about before I removed the line guides.
Soon as I get some pics, I'll start my own build thread ( and for you Rich!
) to show some progress.
My Seatpost is 27.0mm btw.
Orange Aluminium "O" Jun'91 Stealth black
Orange Five 2011 'Ginger'
Pace RC100 S *next on the stand!*
Never under estimate the ingenuity of the idiot!