******BIT OF AN UPDATE 13/08/2013..........******
After some recent bone crunching rides, I decided to spruce up the ol' girl a bit
This will be the third (and hopefully final!) incarnation of this bike - started life as a road beast, then rigid MTB now a bit more of a modern look/feel to it.
So, out goes the rigid forks, threaded headset and quill stem - in comes a bit of bounce, these new fangled ahead stem thingies (!) and a riser bar...
Been collecting a few parts recently, they include:
New V brakes - Shimano Deore XT BR-T780:
Orange Supercross bars from '98:
BBB TurnAround headset 1" threadless:
Two sets of tyres, Panaracer Cinder folders for the autumn/winter and Charge Splashbacks for spring/summer:
Orange SK9 stem, very kindly karma'd by Colin (bhill22) on here - cheers Col, very generous indeed!
1997 Pace RC-36 - purchased off Colin and sent off to Tim for the "full hit" - like new now...
Not fully built back up yet of course, but here's a quick mock up:
Need a new saddle as the old Flite on it really is in poor condition (probably get a Charge Spoon in black but anyone think a coloured saddle would look ok?), put my SPD's back on, ODI lock on grips, black seatpost (probably will be a BBB Skyscraper) though could stretch to a nice Syncros I suppose..!
Will finish it off next week so will show you all the end results then......
1990 Ridgeback 704XT 1990 Raleigh Dyna-Tech Encounter (SWMBOs) 1992 Orange Aluminium 'O' 1992 Orange Prestige 1994 Orange Clockwork 1996 Orange P7