well here is a little update. it has deviated off course slightly and is not quite period perfect thanks to the stem but hey ho.
brakes have been a problem too. i really didnt want to run v's as the bike came with cantis from new. tim (justbackdated) came to the rescue with a new brace for the rc36's which allow the use of canti brakes. the only draw backs are that the brakes have to go round the front and it doesnt look very pretty compared to the lovely carbon braces fitted from factory. something had to give and i have suprised myself and fitted v's. this willl be the first time i have ever used v brakes!
the brakes fitted are now old stock stx rc. not exotic in the slightest but i have always liked the finnish of stx rc, it is period correct (the idea of the project was to keep it all pre 97) and it gets the bike finished. when i say finished, if ever i find anything better for the job they will get swapped!
i was unsure of cables too. i thought white might look a bit tacky on a white frame but black would stand out too much. i went for white and i think it fits ok. it certainly breaks up the black of the cockpit.
i now have to sort a black syncros seatpost and slap on my flite and its there/ booked in for a photoshoot next weekend!
here it is at the minute...