CHEAP WINTER HACK!! GREAT BIKE SO SHE IS,
In response to a wanted ad I realised I had enough parts for a hack bike build.
A last minute occurrence which meant I could not go on the long mynd ride meant I had a free day on my hands, so I set to work with my big new tin of Gunk engine degreaser ( which I suspect is simply red diesel) building up the bike.
The bike has been completely stripped, degreased, re-greased and rebuilt with new cables and new pads.
Years of built up grime have been stripped away. The bike is as clean and smooth running as a bike brand new from the bike shop and I’m actually quite proud of how she rides and how well she came together
Hubs have been stripped, degreased and repacked and are running smooth as anything.
so what do you get?
Frame 20 inch c-t MTN TEK Comp ST in purple/blueberry. 7005 aluminium with some quirky square tubed rear chain and seat stays. set up for my height (5'9) but would suit taller.
Forks RST 380R Team Series suspension forks, great condition and actually work really well.
Bars and quill stem from a Giant brand bike so half decent.
Scott grips and aluminium bar ends.
Diacompe DP 7 levers, Shifters Deore front, 8 speed Alivio rear.
Fresh polished STX V brakes with some purple bling with new pads .
Cables are mix of Jagwire and SP41.
STX front mech and a Minty Rear STX mech.
Giant chainset, steel rings with VP pedals in very good condition.
Virtually new UN54 bottom bracket.
Wheels rear 8 speed RM40 with Rigida rim, front Formula hub with Araya rim. freshly packed with grease, rims have virtually no wear, slight slight wobble to rear. Formula skewers. Green ano valve caps.
Tyres are “Swallow” Mountain bike Tyres , cheap wire rim not light, but new.
Chain SRAM PC49 virtually new, cassette 8 speed shimano HG50 I think, low miles.
Saddle is Madison G11 comfort gel with Kalloy or somesuch seatpost.
Silver QR seat clamp.
Free with Lashes of charlie love and care, sweat and elbow grease.
The frame does have some patina as do some of the parts, everything is clean as clean can be and functioning perfectly. Bike shifts silky smooth.
This is a perfect winter hack bike, station bike, pub bike, which is fully fettled and ready to ride.
I’m looking for £60 Collected or £80 posted ONO which really is a bargain.
Let me know if you need any more info.