I decided to go fully geared on this, just needing some granny ring bolts to finish this off, but other than that it's finished and rides great!
Thursday night fire build
I got this frame with the intention of building it to '92 Specification (page 9 here
, except the cable routing is different on both my original and this) just like the one that was stolen from me way back in '93, which is mainly Deore DX and Ritchey components, but lack of funds has kept this on the back burner for a long time.
So 8pm Thursday night, I thought I'd bring the Tuffrax frame in and see how the Quadra 21's looked on it, I've been itching to ride this frame for a while especially after seeing Crud's Sahara. Without intending to build a bike at all, a couple of hours later, i ended up with something quite nice!
Most of the parts have come from my now dead Parkpre SS
, some of you may know, I've had to strip it due to a cracked frame and the project wasn't even anywhere near finished.
So, having missed riding a single speed and having exactly £0.00 funds I set about a parts bin build. I would have put gears on this, but I was lacking a chainset.
I still intend building this to original specification in the future.
Apart from the white pedals (my silver flats are now in Germany
), and needing another headset spacer so i can put a cap on it i'm quite pleased! Opinions welcome!
Eeeek! I've used my longest BB at 122mm and it just clears even with flex it's ok, phew!
Frame: Saracen Tufftrax Elite Tange Double butted main tubes.
Fork: '94 rockShox Quadra 21
Headset: FSA Orbit XL II
Stem: Ritchey Forcelight
Handlebar: Kalloy (polished and stupidly thin walled and light)
Grips: Onza Porcupaws clear
Brakes: Deore LX
Brake Pads: Shimano M65/T
Brake Cables: Ti look weave
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza chill pills
Brake Levers: Tektro
Freewheel: Dicta 17T
Chain: Bell Single Speed specific
Chainring: 36T DMR
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN72
Pedals: DMR V8
Front Rim: Mavic 238
Front Hub: Deore LX
Rear Rim: Bontrager Mustang
Rear Hub: Hope Ti
Tyres: IRC Mythos
Saddle: Vetta SL