Early stages of rebuild...
The lovely Stronglight headset needs to be changed so I have room for a spacer or a cable hanger under top nut
this would allow me to get rid of the fork mounted cable hanger, but it's better than the silver one I tried originally... bars will probably be cut down from 720mm
to something more reasonable (they are motorcycle bars!) and I will be angling them back.
Still plenty of other stuff to ponder & do as you can see (chain, brakes, cables, decals, grips etc.) but since I took this pic, I loosely clamped the brake levers and thumbies on, and the bars look much better with more black & silver on the ends!
This photo shows leather carry handle which I made from a charity shop belt to match the Brooks saddle, it's more for effect that actual shouldering. The leather is layered so it's black on one side and brown on the other - been told the brown should face up rather than down as in the picture
PARTS FOR SALE:
vintage Brooks Professional saddle | Specialized FACT CX fork | Columbus fork | Reynolds 531 fork | Avid Arch Rival v-brakes | various 700c, 27" and 26" wheels | vintage Weco hubs (fixed/freewheel) | vintage Raleigh ladies frames + lots more!