Hi all, just seen Videojetman's build thread for his RC100 and realised I hadn't got round to starting one of my own
Some background -
I bought my RC100S from Burkeredh on the forum here in June this year.
When advertised, I realised that this was an opportunity to own a unicorn that was too good to miss! - and after a brilliant transaction with Burkeredh, I was now the new owner of a Pace RC100 - one that appears on Rich's fantastic website too!
Every retro project I have undertaken so far has required 'a bit of work' so to speak - and this was no exception. One of the plus sides of this latest project however, was that burkeredh had done a great job in assembling getting all the specific RC100 parts together, the Suntour parts being NOS, Mavic 231 rims, Chris King no threadset, NOS continental baja tyres all included in the package.
1st thing I did as soon as I'd recieved and assembled the Pace, was to ride it round the block a couple of times - grinning like an idiot.
Then I sat down...looking at the bike of course! and decided a plan of action. Having seen Pete_Mcc's and Dr S's fantastic examples, I decided I wanted an 'as new' example and set about listing the parts I'd need to complete.
I had the ideal basis to start from, I needed the original RC30 '531' legs - which after 3 months or so of searching, Robmac kindly sold me a pair. The frame had been powdercoated in a thick 'battleship grey', so thick in fact...you couldn't seen the frame number. The bullseye's and stem had been powdercoated in 'pillar box red' - all extremely useable as was, but not the RC100 I had in mind.
I went away to think about it. Get my research together, gather those parts I would need, email Rich with loads of questions about 'what was specific about the RC100S?'
- then project Al-Mega suddenly came together, and spurred on by 'neon BOTM', the Pace went on the back burner. Until Videojetman's RC100 build thread appeared!....
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!