Right, I have been experiencing impure thoughts about this bike for months, nay years. I rode this off road a few times, the brakes were shocking, especially as the whole world has got used to the immediate and powerful response of disc brakes. It's fun to ride in the woods, but not on a biggish group ride as it would tent to old the group up.
It seemed a shame to split the bike, its rides ok, but it never a gets used as it is, the off road tires make it hard work, the cranks are flexible, and the brakes are crap. So, a makeover.
This plate, from 3mm mild steel was added to the frame last night.
I also deleted the rear canti bosses and cable stop, so I could fit a caliper.
And built back up, just to keep it all in one piece. The company I work or has moved premises, and as there is less room, so outside projects need to be kept tidy.
This morning, I fitted a back brake and rode into the lbs, and its instantly faster, and more fun. Result.