rite, got the bits fitted, after a bit of a fight that included swearing!
the crown race didnt want to come off the little pace shim on the steerer tube! both of them wanted to come all the way up the steerer, and the VAR tool only pulls its about half way up. banyway, managed it in the end, but it wasnt easy.
no bother with the other bits, the ringle headset went in fine, the stem was a joy to fit, and the seatpost, well it was like fitting an xlite seatpost...
oh, yeah the post was a tenner, and the stem was......15 earth pounds!
and the forks are steel legs with an alloy steerer and crown, and bonded alloy dropouts. legs are nickel plated and brushed to match the frame.
but, im not so sure i like the look of the bike with these bits on it, i mean the headset looks bulky, and the silver bits look cheap!....
make your own minds up.