Since my initial build was heading off track it forced a re-think.
Plan A is still the destination where I want this journey to end, but since I want a rider not a garage Queen,
I’m in need of a stop Gap "Plan B" for the coming summer...
So the front end got a little make over and with a set of MK1 RS Judy’s and Ringle Stem, since I want to keep my NOS
Mavic 231CD rims and Ringle Hubs safe (never forgive myself if bust them up before finishing the build)
I’ve raided the parts bin and dug out a spare set of Sunset rims and paired them with Pulstar Hubs….
Not many peoples cup of tea especially since I’ve snowflaked them.
The XTR seat post has temporarily gone to make way for an expendable modern offering and partnered with a mid 90’s Yeti saddle
Now for an installment of frustration…… My lovely Cranks
waited 18yrs to own a pair
Having put the 1st two chainrings on my 3dv Graftons I thought I’d hang em on for a sneek preview and then that’s when the shit hit the fan…..
they obviously weren’t an original pair, and despite having them for almost 2yrs I never noticed that the axle mount on one is rotated by 45
degrees in relation to the other (massive rookie mistake
) and left me cussing myself... where the hell am I going to find a replacement N/D/S Crank Arm
Any one got any ideas
Having dug out another set of cranks (with a smaller BCD) the only rings I had were 3dv and TBH they look crap,
think I’m going to have to go shopping Tuesday for silver rings… still looking longingly at my 3dv Graftons and thinking if only.
Still love this build even if it’s proving to be far more of a challenge than I ever thought
off to get a bit more thread tapped on my steerer before chopping it down to fit and get them spokes tensioned up next week and then set up the brakes.