i'm guessing all WTB goodies?
1983 was still very early-days for WTB. They weren’t making that many different parts at the time.
The bike came with and will retain:
- WTB Rollercam brakes (front and rear)
- WTB Steel Flat Bars (24” wide, 25-deg bend)
Not on the bike when I got it, but almost certainly there originally were these items -- which I will add back now:
- WTB Toe Flips
- WTB-modified Magura grips
One possible WTB part that I still haven’t decided on -- or figured out whether it was there originally:
- WTB-modified Suntour Mighty shifter mounts for the Magura brake levers
The left lever shows signs that it had this mod and it was, at some point, hack-sawed off. The right lever shows no signs of it. So (at least) two possibilities on that:
1.) The bike originally had the mod both L & R, but the right lever was broken at some point and the newer shifters installed.
2.) The bike was initially built with a used/hacksawed left lever but had the newer, unmodified Suntour thumb shifters from the beginning -- as they were available in late 1983.
This pic shows the levers (lower) as well as an unmodified Magura (upper):
Really the only other WTB part available in 1983 that could have been used on the bike were:
- WTB-modified Hi-E hubs (front and rear).
It’s pretty clear these horribly rusted Phil Woods were the original to the bike. I’m going to make a valiant effort to clean these up. Failing that, I’ll need to look for replacement Phils.
I’m still cleaning and gathering parts and working through some other decisions. Stay tuned.