[quote="Wold Ranger"]Watching this build with interest, personally I would steer towards Brit Kit and away from US components, however Pace used a lot of Race Face parts as standard equipment on this model, Turbine LP cranks, Thermo headset, XY seatpost, RealSeal BB, Race Face stems too, prior to the RC45 stems. I'm collecting for a nice F7 in red at the mo'.[/quote]
When I bought my first RC200 (f8 model in red) it came with all the raceface kit, but RC45 stem. Quite liked it in general, specially the turbines, headset was a bit of a faff though. That frame is now dead and all the original kit is long gone.
On the Brit kit, I'm with you completely, until I get to the derailleurs, there's something about the design of Proshift, Paul & Joe's that lends itself to the angles of the box frame where Shimano don't. I should probably be more patriotic and swap the topline cranks for middleburn though. Also, I've always had a soft spot for the madness of the zeroflex brakes, but not sure they're gonna look right. Any suggestions here, other than hope disc is there a viable Brit option?
Definitely like to find an X-Lite Kevlar saddle and 29.4 seatpost. Anyone???
Appreciate the comments, and good luck with your red build!
PACE FLEET: RC200 F8 - RED '99 (MODERN 9.1kg), RC200 F8 - RED '98 R.I.P., RC200 F5 - SILVER '95, RC200 F5 - BRG '95, RC200 F2 SILVER '93,
OTHER: LEMOND TETE DE COURSE '05, KONA / ORANGE' - UNIDENTIFIED, MERCIAN 80s ROAD, BSA WW2 PARATROOPER FOLDING