First dry run.
Don't flame me here, I know there are bits all over the place, and those with eagle eyes will spot the problem with the forks, which hopefully will be resolved later this week.
LBS provided a rescue to my 27mm crown race problem, in the shape of... a 27mm crown race, from the spares box
That's when I realised the stem was 10mm too short
So, now I have some different forks on their way.
The handlebar height is not quite right yet, but a slightly taller stem will sort that, and at present it is fitted with a Zoom stem, with a nice Orange SK8 waiting in the wings along with a brand new I-Beam, JIC.
I also need to get a set of brake blocks, as the Shimano ones that came with the STX V-brakes are sh...ocking.
Oh and the deliberate mistake when at the LBS yesterday.... can you see it? Yes, I forgot to buy a blinkin chain, what a plonker!
Anyway, yer it be.
Don't worry, that bottle cage is coming off as soon as I get a nice lightweight silver one.
Oh and I now know how to get to the bearings on Time ATAC pedals. I shouldn't complain though, as they only cost me a quid on the bay.
Lastly; Stu it's not 27.2 buddy, it's 27
Gimme a week or so, and it should be on the road, dirt, trail, forest path, hills, bridleways........
It's looking great! funnily enough I did put 27 in my ad originally and was corrected by another forum member....the previous owner had crammed a 27.2 in there so I just assumed it should be a 27 and then thought maybe it was 27.2 and the seat tube needed a good clean out......oh, and if you're missing an STX V Brake I might have one kicking around