Gravy Monster wrote:
, That is spotless, looks better than new.
Do you have any pics of how you got it and any work progress, would be very keen to see as an awful lot of effort and attention to detail has obviously been grafted on this masterpeice.
It'd probably be more useful for you to see my inbox! There are hundreds of mails to and from people all over the world getting these bits.
Toe clips and straps: Sidekick Jeff in Singapore
Bottle cage: Loose parts in US
Renthals: Old school friend in Dorking who worked in Venhill
XC-Pro rear mech: Kult-Mountainbike.de Andre in Germany
Sachs Sedis Chain: France
Bolts: That London
Grips: Direct from Grab-on in the states
Countersunk imperial bolts for Bullies: Canada
Reynolds decals: good old UK
Rear Rim: Manitou916 in Cambridge
Front Rim: Sinnetti
Hubs: Ex-Pace team hubs with 28/32 spokes from Rob (on here)
Chainsuck thing: Toons
Cranks: From Chris via DrS' engineering surgery
Raymond Mole (Damian) sorted me with the guides and the pedal cages (cheers fella!)
The frame kit came from Chris (ne Cjax) and was in pretty good nick, but it was a little tired for me and I really wanted the classic yellow and grey, so I got the guys at Argos to source the fluoro yellow (which, if anyone else is going to get one done, they still have an amount of in stock) and colour match the grey (I think it's their Grigio colour). They did a superb job, everything just glows like new - you really can't fault it at all!
Looked like this:
It's taken a good number of months of searching for the smallest part (even the grease nipples have been replaced) but as always it's been so much fun!
Except for the paint which needed an expert touch, where ever possible I did the work - I built the wheels, serviced the maguras, pressed the bearings, Riv-nutted a new bottle cage mount (after I broke one...) and loved every second. Sure it's not as involved as DrS', that's a different league and I leave the 10 page build threads to guys like him who genuinely do
do everything themselves, and I doth my cap to him as I know how hard this was so his must have been 10 x so!