Righto, the bits are starting to come in...
First up we have a brand new set of Surly forks in gloss black. The reason I chose these is because of the diameter of the legs (not too skinny because of the 'dales oversize tubing, and the fact that they don't taper in too much, they had the lowest A-C height (to keep the front end low) and look great (and really look good against the cannondale graphics), they and the V-brakes/saddle/pedals are the only 'modern
' touches, although the forks don't look out of place by any means.... neither do the pedals and V-brakes....
Then my wheels turned up from Slimjoe
, very light and lovely to look at, the pictures don't do them justice!! Loving the Stheno rim profile.
Then I bought some Onza Track pedals, toeclips (no straps) and some pedal spinners to flip 'em right way up, all in silver. Bought these as I have size 10/11 feet and like a good solid platform, and wanted something 'period' looking...
Tomorrow (hopefully) a few more bits turn up:
Cables (gear and brake)
Some lithium grease
8 Speed LX Shifters will be here at the end of the week (from Courderoyboy
That's about it, all-in-all the build has cost me about £400!!!
Am expecting it to weigh in at approx 21/22lb
I just need some nice black ano cage bolts and some ferrules (just get these from the LBS)