More pics of finished bike
Had its first run out today, just the commute, but good mixture of tarmac, mud, farm track, single track and river crossing. Bloody great it is too! Its my first steel frame since about 89 (apart from Mrs S's Spesh which is too small for me) and i love the ride, very zingy and point and squirty if that makes any sense. It just went where you pointed it, over roots, through the mud, everywhere- must be the long wheelbase- very stable. Stem was too low and gave me neckache after a while and I discovered that Wildgrippers clog pretty easy on Northumbrian mud, but apart from that all was fine and dandy!
More pics to follow
1990 Concorde frame 17.5"
Fork- Marzochi XC700
Stem- A.TAC, 120mm, 0 rise, Ti bolts
Wheelset- Bontrager 28H radial on DT Swiss hubs
Tyres- Michelin Wildgrippers 1.95
Cranks- NOS Deore XT M-730 with Biopace rings, gold chainring bolts, Green SRP crank bolts
Pedals- Deore XT M730
Mechs- Deore XT M733
Shifters- Deore XT M733
Levers- NOS Suntour XC Pro
Brakes- NOS Deore XT M733 with Koolstop pads, black chill pills
Post- USE Titanium
Saddle- Flite Alpes Titanium
Grips- Yeti lock on
Going to fit it out with a full set of Ti bolts and a Ti BB to try and get the weight down a smidge.
Elev12K, thanks for the info- any chance of a scan on the catalogs you have matey??