it's been a couple of weeks, and i've been shopping. Thanks to beshroomed for some brakes, and to Freemans Cycles in Norwich for some forks with a massive 250mm steerer at a reasonable price.
Fitted it all up this morning, and i am pleased with the result. The forks make it look much more like it was designed to look, and the brakes work well. I know that some people will still not like the cranks, and seat post, but this is now a ridable work in progress, and other parts will change along the way. I also reweighed it, and am pleased with the resulting 13.75 kg. Lighter than my BSO
There is not a lot of the Apollo used on it now, just the wheels, headset, bars, cranks, and seatpost/saddle. Still, cheaper than buying a new one, and much, much better.
Just to remind you...before
Now with rigid forks....
Rear end detail with new mech and brakes
Front fork detail
As i said, still work in progress, but ridable.
Many thanks to all who have helped, given advice, or offered parts FOC. It was all much appriciated.
Cheers for now,