Let me start by saying I am extremely grateful to Nevadasmith for giving me the chance to own this frame.
As some of you know, I have a bit of a taste for British steel, and having finished my DOGS..., I have been hankering after another of the legends from the 90's, namely a Dave Lloyd CATS WISKAS, and now I have one. This one was made in 1992.
Like the DB, this poor soul needs a bit of TLC, but with the aid of a decent frame builder, I am sure I can get it up, running and grubby once again.
The list of woes, and this is no reflection on anyone, are; a stuck bottom bracket, a non-rotating front mech cable pulley, there is a bump in the head tube and most serious, there are a number of holes on the underside of the drive side chainstay. Plus, it could do with a lick of paint.
Thanks to Sinnerman, I know that this frame has a front section made of Dedacciai Zero and a rear triangle of Reynolds 531, this combination should make for an excellent ride.
The plan is a little flexible at present, but it will involve silver paint, disk brakes and possibly a matching pair of rigid and suspension front forks.
Running gear is to be mulled over, presently I am leaning towards my favourite SRAM X9 / X0, 2 X 10 set up, but I am still considering something a bit more trad.
Rideability is all to me so this won't be a thumbie, canti and toestrap build, but it will be true to the spirit of the original bike.
As it is today, with a spare pair of RC35's (yes, I know the steerer is much too long, give us a minute).
"Try not to punch any clowns"