Ahem....more updates on this ever revolving build...
Fingers crossed, I think I now have it EXACTLY how I want it (he says..)
Needed to sort the front end out as the SK9 stem was too long sadly and didn't look right, plus all the spacers showing made it look a bit ungainly.
Plumped for a modern ControlTech 'Newton' stem in the end: 1 1/8" (so needed a stem shim from eBay), 120mm length with 5 deg rise. A 31.8mm bar clamp size meant the previous SuperCross bar was surplus to requirements, but this gives me better options in the future as a 1'' headtube limits things somewhat.imguradult imagescreen capture windows
Steerer then chopped down to leave only a 5mm spacer now. You can see how odd it looked in the above piccy.
New handlebar was a Crank Bros 'Cobalt' - 680mm and slight 15mm rise. A bargain from CRC I think, under a tenner. Snazzy box as well!screen shot on pcphoto hosting sites
Sold the original seatpost and shim and, after learning the hard way that the frame takes a 29.6mm post rather than a 29.8mm one
, it was a lot easier to get a 27.2mm post and shim it...
ControlTech 'One' seatpost picked up, with a USE thermoplastic shim (29.6-27.2)print screen windowsscreenshot toolscreen capture software
Also, new Oury black grips were picked up as well: an absolute bugger to get on, a potent mix of hairspray on the left grip and GT-85 on the right one eventually stuck them down
So, latest pics taken today - to paraphrase Steve Redgrave, shoot me if I continue tinkering with it..... screen capture freewarescreen capture softwareimagephoto hostingscreen capture softwarescreen shot software
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