Sooo ... well ... this happened ...
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I decided to tackle the rust with a quick repaint, and as usual that plan snowballed right out of control. The frame had to be repainted a couple of times and then Gil was on holiday and I had to source some components still, so the bike ended up in pieces for 4.5 months.
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Lots of shiny new stuff, but now my cabinet of NOS parts is getting empty
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I just love the looks of that BB. Hopefully it lasts a bit longer than the UN55s that preceded it.
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The headlight gave me a bit of a scare. Turns out Cateye put the C-cell batteries in the light already BITD. So as soon as I opened the packaging and felt the weight of the new headlight itself, I thought "oh damn, if those batteries leaked it's either going to be a mess to clean up or the entire headlight is going to be ruined".
Fortunately I only had to pull out the plastic strip and the light turned on just fine. So for now I'm still on the original batteries.
Frame : 1994 Scott Mohaka, 16"
Headset : Shimano XT M736 - was NOS
Bottom bracket : Shimano BB-M730 68x122mm - was NOS
Crankset : Shimano XT FC-M730 (non-biopace) - was NOS
Front mech : Shimano XT FD-M735 28.6 bottom pull - was NOS
Rear mech : Shimano XT RD-M735 long cage - was NOS
Shifters : Shimano XT SL-M732 thumbies - were NOS
Brake levers : Shimano XT BL-M732 2.5 finger - were NOS
Cantilevers : Shimano XT BR-M734 - were NOS
chain device : Shimano XT Shark Fin - was NOS
Front light : Cateye Halogen HL-500BS - was NOS
Rear light : Cateye TL-LD260BS - was NOS
Cassette : modern HG50 7-speed : 12-28
Pedals : no idea, had these for years. Alloy body, serviceable bearings, they're good really.
Seat Post : generic alloy 350 x 26.0mm
Seat : Selle Italia Flite 1990
Wheels : for now some generic hubs with Rigida ZAC2000 36h rims. I did source some NOS M730-732 hubs in 32h and 135mm, so I should be able to rebuild my old wheels (on Ambrosio CC-22 Competitione rims) soon. I like the look of these rims tho and may keep using them until they're worn (which shouldn't be too long, I ride it about 4K miles per year so this is no garage queen).
Tires : Schwalbe City Jet 26 x 1.95 blackwall.
I bought the bike for £35 a little over 4 years ago. Not sure how much I put into it right now, don't care either.