So I did a very naughty thing...
It is lovely though and came as a swap which I always enjoy
Hoping you lot will be able to help me make my mind up which build to go for, have three or four possibilities in mind, all cause trouble in some way or other!
First major issue is a lack of mech hanger so if anyone can help with that it'd be much appreciated
Forks will be linkage jobbies as you'd expect, either shiny silver or black legs.
There is a canti hanger but it's removable so not necessarily tied to cantis, Maguras have been suggested and I likey but will eye up the hose routing to see if they'll run nicely. Would mean buying some too which I'm not keen on!
Vs ditto the cable routing. Have some Arch Rivals I could use though, with nice mag levers. Or XT parallels which I could use with 1x8 STIs (rear brake lever, front STI - looking forward to using these!).
That would mean an XT 1x8 build which I like and have, but I also have some m950 XTR which I think might look really nice against the shiny blue frame
Also have m950 hubs on silver Mavic 217/517, if not them then I guess some all-silver American classics on 517s.
Finishing kit I reckon would look great all silver ... but I have some matt black with silver logos Titec which I'd like to use; nice wide bars, matching ends & post, just need a stem. Would mean cutting down the post though and there's a basic silver with it as it is.
---> all shiny silver is starting to appeal
Touch of green finishing kit perhaps? Some nice green bar-ends on offer
Any thoughts good RetroBikers?