True, but the Syncros stem was one of the parts i coveted as a youth.
I was trawling eBay for a cheapo commuter that wouldn't be on the radar of thieves. I saw this and it appeared to fit the bill with the added bonus of being a bike i pawed over in Catalogues BITD.
When it arrived i was searching for places to pick up cheap parts to fix it up and found Retrobike. The irony is that i sold all the cheapo parts the bike came with and used this site to buy all the shiny things i couldn't afford as a kid
The focus of the build then completely changed and i ended up putting together the bike i wished i could have built when i was 13.
In the grand scheme of things she ain't the most glamerous, but is one of the few things in life that has exceeded expectations. So, in no way is it a faithfull restoration but it definitely is the bike i would draw in my textbook during boring French lessons at school
No offence to the French, it wasn't the language that made it boring - it was the teacher. Madame Proctor to be precise