Thought I'd do a build thread on my latest build, whilst it's still in progress.
It started out as a standard Klein Pulse Pro, bought from this forum. The paint was peeling/bubbling in places, so I thought I'd go "custom" and repaint it.
It's going to be a mixture of new and retro. Hopefully the best of both!
Here's how it started out
After some nitromors it looked like this
And now it looks like this
The colour is VW Jazz Blue Pearl. It needs a really good polish because the paint went on quite dry, but should pretty sweet when finished. I've got some decals from gil_m in white to finish it off.
The next thing was to decide on some forks. Found some 'dale Martin Ashtons on here and thought they'd be ideal. I'm going to be using a cable disc up front so wanted something with an IS mount.
Here's how the forks started out
And after some "surgery" to remove the canti/V bosses (I think they look ugly with nothing bolted to them!) they then looked like this:
They're currently in primer but I've got no pics. They'll be getting the Jazz Blue treatment as well.
So this brings me up to date. I've now got all the components for it, some of which are still bolted to my LTS. Here's the spec:
Single RH Deore thumbie
1995/1996 XT rear mech
HG70 7 spd cassette
White Industries cranks
GT flat pedals
USE seat post
Flite Titanium black leather saddle
FSA Orbit headset
Leisure lakes XLR8 stem
Bontrager straight bars
Yellow Yeti grips
Avid SD1.0 brake levers
Avid BB5 front disc brake
STX RC rear V brake
Specialized/DT swiss front wheel
LX/Mavic X519 (?) rear wheel
Schwalbe City Jet semi-slicks
I'll keep adding updates as and when they happen.