had some time on my hands today, so spent the morning getting this to a rideable state.
it isn't quite finished.
i have a set of xt cantilevers getting delivered.
i am also waiting on an xt rear mech.
but after doing a short ride all seems good, apart from the back brake screeching.
although i did have some issues with the front mech.
being the type with a band rather than a clamp, i couldn't get the front mech quite tight enough.
so after some attempts at getting it right, and scratching the paint
i came up with the idea of using the rubber from and old inner tube as a shim.
and it did the trick, the front mech works great now.
so all being well i should be riding this at the peaks ride in 2 weeks.
i am very pleased with this bike, and look forward to some nice rides.