Some of you will remember my cobbled together hack built from a 92 Diamond Back frame. Well its had another make over. Out goes the vintage metallic brown and in comes something a little brighter to get us through the grey winter months.
A quick re-cap on the frame for those that did not see it first time round. I started by removing all the bosses and the canti hanger, welded up the bottle mounts, removed the rack eyelets and smoothed out the welds.
Its still going to be single speed but has gained a few nice parts to match its new paint. P2's are out in favour of a mint pair of Tange switchblades and the Avid V brakes have been ditched in favour of some NOS Onza Hola's. A XT crank with a Forge chainring has replaced the tatty originals. I'm going to try using a half link to get the chain tension instead of a tensioner to clean up the lines a little. Uncle jez has supplied a nice pair of Real levers and a a matching stem and bar combo will finish off the front end.
I still need a seatpost and some wheels to finish off and get back out on the trails.
Decals are made up from all the left overs in my tool box (in true Frankenbike style)- see how many you can spot
Hope you like it!