Well, after a critical failure in my Richter 8.0 build I'm now trying to work out whether I can get this finished in the next week to take on holiday with me.
I should have most the parts I need, so it's certainly possible. I spent the whole of today touching up the paintwork on the frame to protect it from rust and cleaning up most of those parts.
I've realised that the bars came with and without an inbuilt canti hanger and the one I have do not have one, so I'll need to get one (I've looked through my spares but not found one yet). I'll also probably want to get some canti bridges, as I don't think I have any matching pairs.
I have got a set of these Psycho-esque tyres:
Which will allow me to use it off road if I can get it all built up.
Originally it would have used a Suntour Superbe Tech L rear derailleur, which was front pull, but I'll be using either a Suntour Vx GT or a Suntour Mountech GTL, both of which are rear pull - it shouldn't be a problem to route the cable round to the rear with some cable outer should it? Does anyone have any opinions as to which is the better mech to go with?
Another worry would be whether the seat post will be long enough, but if I get to a point of finding that out I'll be doing quite well - I can't remember whether I have any other 26.6mm posts I could use if it is.
If I can get it finished, it won't be exactly as I planned - I won't get a chance to try to straighten out the pedals before then, so won't be able to service them, but so long as it's rideable I'll be happy and then I can always fine-tune it once I'm back.