Well the fleet needed an E stay, I asked a mate about some bits I needed 11 months ago, he had an accident an all kinds of hiccups, I finally got to buy some bits, which were virtual donations intant direct karma'd with beer tokens. He was pretty excited about me helping tidy out and my enthusiasm for building and playing on old MTBs. So much so that I met him at a car show in May and gifted me this!
I asked if he was sure, and he was, he's had this one a while, so I said he can come riding on it when its done. everyones a winner.
So its become a kind of Gift build and leftovers build... especially cos the Rock Shox with super short steerer Sinnett gave me fit on it.
There's loads of bits that are cool and fun I have collected but were not right for the other bikes. This build could be fun...
now you have got to bear in mind that I'm 6ft1 or 2 summat like that, and the magenta Raliegh is too small for me really...
Hmm, what we are looking at is a 20.5" top tube length!
Thats BMX sizing!
could be fun. I have a 130mm Ritchey stem for it which may be going back on, the 120 Zoom may be not enough.
Anyone know about these bars, Kalin? Good, bad, or Kalloy?
I quite like em, pretty retro
There is also gear mechs for it, if i need em...
What I need I guess is a nice long 30.2 seat post, possible lay back, and not decided what I'm robbing for wheels yet.
Also need a headset cos its all incomplete old bits.
Oh by the way, its really heavy like a BMX too! over 6lbs.
I don't know lots about these, so comments welcome till next installment.