Very nice, looks in very good condition as well. Thinking of a Disc drive for the rear?
Yes, it is in good condition, especially considering its age. There is some minor touch up (see BB pic for example), but it is be very properly done with the touch up pencils the bike the originally came with. The moving parts are all in great condition. At this point I do not know whether the shocks are okay. I acquired it only yesterday evening and I haven't ridden it yet.
Tioga Disc Drive? There is one on German eBay now, but no I won't go for one. It will not improve function and it will make the bike even more complicated. When I were a kid this bike was my hero. I grew up and nowadays I consider steel rigid bikes best for my needs. I have to satisfy both wishes. This implies it won't be a fully accurate H-Ball built. Also swapping the the Rond for a Judy is not very self-evident to me, as I perceive a Judy a bit as low end looking.
What will be Herbold typical is that the colour selection will be done ad random
I always knew canti levers can't be combined with V's, but never tried. Now I know how it is. The former owned put V's on, but didn't replace the XTR units intended for cantis. It feels like rubber band. For the rear there originally should be the link that replaced the cablehanger. You can see the hole, but the link is gone. Think I will go for Mafac cablestopper mounted to seattubebolt and a conventional cablehanger. For brakes I have purple Grafton Speed Control in mind.