so, this project has been on the back burner for a while. i was slowly looking for parts and then the vit t happened!
so as a result this got put to the back of the pile of projects!
basically i thought i was gonna use the hope/217 wheels i had but they went into the vit t so i have decided to use a set of deore/517black wheels to get the project rolling.
it took a while to get the cranks off the b/b because the threads were in a bit of a state, the b/b was stick in aswel but i managed to get that out with some brute force and ignorance!! once those bits were sorted the quest for parts was on!
i decided i'd go for an xt build as that was similar to my original build so i got a NOS headset from GA cycles, then i found a NOS rear brake on ebay and a front that was used but in good nick. the chainset came from otsoc (don, in america, thanks
) then i bought fenton's sti units but due to a packing mix up i got 2 r/h units and "keep it steel" got 2 l/h units!!
being sorted now though! i already had mechs that were right and working. the chain and cassette came from my explosif as i have decided to refurb that! stem is a sk8 from orange as is the seatpost and the bar is an xlite titanium.
i'm hoping to have the rest of this finished in the next week or so, so i decided to update the thread as i have been fiddling with it today.
the only thing i am not happy about is the deore hubs, but i bought an xt hub off ebay and once rebuilt with the correct cones and spacers is fine, when i get a matching front i'll rebuild the wheels using the black 517 rims as they are like new and they look nice on there.
no pics till she's finished though
once again thanks to xioly for the karma project
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