So, two bikes on the go at the same time, and both frames made by British masters of their craft.
While my DB is away with its maker, I have time to buy and build a bike to bash the roads and fire brakes with. As good luck would have it, Stu happened to have a suitable frame for sale, and under instructions from Sinnerman, the deal was done.
As good fortune would have it, Plus One was selling some Project2 forks and so the plan starts to come together.
Frame and Forks:
Plan at this stage is to spray the forks gloss black and then everything else will be silver.
I have X-Lite stubbies in silver and blue, I have a pair of Ritchey handlebars, wheels will be DX hubs and 217 (I think) rims. I think I have XT F&R mechs that'll fit, but I have to slap in a BB and acquire some 175 cranks, probably LX or similar for now, with a view to replacing them with Middleburn later. Grip shift twisters LX or Avid levers. Some sort of silver seatpost in 27.2 (hint hint) and I'll try the Charge Spoon saddle out.
That's the plan, and the idea is to get it roadworthy ASAP.
More photo's as we progress.