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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Right, I'm perilously hungover, so this may not work, but here goes:

I've been a bit of a pace fancier for a number for years now, but have never been quite happy with any of my completed builds. I have also decided that banks are rubbish, so instead will invest all my money in overpriced luxury 90s cnc'd bling and titanium. The only potential problem is that I'm not very good at selling nice stuff, so the investment will probably remain as collateral til the day I die (hopefully not too soon, as I'm probably one of the younger RB members).

Anyway, earlier this year I managed to get my grubby hands on what I believe to be quite a rare RC200f5 (queue someone telling me otherwise). I haven't seen another anodised green RC200 other than this archive photo (see below), anyone recognise it?

Here is a link to the original sale thread:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=203239


So the build strategy is this:

Generally:

I wan't to offset the subtle green against gunmetal greys, brushed ti, with a smattering of black and (dull) silver.

Looking to keep everything from the 90s, but may not be too strict on exact dates:

wheels:

- set of silver or silver / black hope ti-glide / lightweight
- ringle gunmetal
- machinetech gunmetal
- rims - not sure yet, any suggestions?

forks:

- Got a few pairs of RC30s which I love and in general marry up very nicely, however in an ideal world I'd like to try and change the finish to a brushed gun-metal. Anyone have any experience of doing this?

shifters:

- Got some XT thumbies, could do with a set in better condition though

brakes:

- Got some machinetech zeroflex Vs (still looking for matching levers) - not 100% sure about these though as may look a bit odd against the straight lines of the rc200, thoughts?

- Any alternatives?

derailleurs:

- Got a lovely precision billet M.T.S in black / silver that I think will look the part

- Looking for a matching front mech, but these are very hard to find these days... anyone (longshot)?

bars:

- got some X-lite ti bars
- got some bontrager ti bars

not sure which one though, thoughts?

headset:

- got a 1"chorus in silver (don't really like it)
- looking fro a black Chris king 1" ideally or open to suggestions?

stem:

- I've got a stunning and unidentified ti stem, however annoyingly it is 1 1/8" so have to use a shim. Any suggestions ideas? I thnk it goes really well with the frame.

- Should really get a 1" ahead, but I love the existing stem.

saddle:

- looking for an x-lite kevlar (black)

seatpost:

- not sure about this one, quite limited on choice as need a 29.4mm
- looking for ideally an X-lite 400mm
- possibly a ringle moby (but these are pricey)
- so hard to find decent retro seatposts in 29.4 that are long enough. Anyone?

cranks:

- I love middleburn as a company, however I don't think the polished silver of the RS2's really works with the gunmetal finishes. Any suggestions?

- would love a morati ti for this build, but i'm not a millionaire!


I'd really appreciate any feedback or suggestions, I'm not going to rush this one.

Cheers everyone, and I hope i have managed to make a degree of sense.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:45 pm 
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more photos


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Liking this a lot - will be watching this build :D


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wm4wm4

Christ with this many Pace's already in the stable you must already know your onions :shock: and it looks like you've already got a great start

I love Pace and have owned an F2 from new, so well interested in how this later model turn out.

regaring rims I've always loved Mavic 517 Sunsets


Completly off the wall but I'd love to see a build thread on your BSA WW2 PARATROOPER FOLDING, don't see many of them on here :D


wm2wm2 CURRENT RIDES:

PACE RC200 F8 RED - '98 - R.I.P.
PACE RC200 F8 RED - '99 - MODERN BUILD
PACE RC200 F5 - SILVER - '95
CANNONDALE SM2000 - '91
LEMOND TETE DE COURSE - '05
'KONA / ORANGE' - UNIDENTIFIED

PROJECTS:
PACE RC200 F5 - GREEN - '95
MERCIAN 80s ROAD
BSA WW2 PARATROOPER FOLDING


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:06 pm 
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[quote="Retro Spud"]wm4wm4

Christ with this many Pace's already in the stable you must already know your onions :shock: and it looks like you've already got a great start

I love Pace and have owned an F2 from new, so well interested in how this later model turn out.

regaring rims I've always loved Mavic 517 Sunsets


Completely off the wall but I'd love to see a build thread on your BSA WW2 PARATROOPER FOLDING, don't see many of them on here :D [/quote]

Thanks for your thoughts, I've always thought that if there has ever been a 'modernist' bike, it has to be a pace RC!

Like the idea of some sunsets... need to find the hubs first...

With regards to the BSA WW2, this is a 'long term' project. I bought the frame because it just looks amazing. i'm not sure I'll ever get around to building it up, as it's not really where my interest lies. I almost think it is more beautiful as a frame only, and it's not in good condition, piece of art in my eyes. Sorry, I'm sure this'll get some backs up...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:15 pm 
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proshift rear mech


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:30 pm 
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I have one,and its awesome!!!! :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:30 pm 
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looks good...

Don't have a spare 29.4mm post per chance?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Hi Bud,
no,afraid not,managed to get a 29.4mm Syncros from ebay last winter,only took 3 years of waiting,got it in my other RC200.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Progress... slow progress...


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