Very cool frame!
I've never one before. That lower plate frame gusset is a nice detail.
In some ways it reminds me of my 1991 Rocky Mountain Cirrus as it's also an elevated raw aluminum frame.
What's the plan for the build?
The bike is basically done.
It rolls, stops, and now shifts.
Finally ready for a proper fall trail ride!
-The 5mm Shimano housing was worth the wait, it cut's nice and feels like quality.
-Black Oury grips added
-The Dear Head friction shifter works great on the 8spd cassette but is...
Progress made, but not finished. My Shimano 5mm shift cable is coming from China and it's taking a while...
The chain is on and I dialled in the limit screw to give a decent single speed gear for a ride around the neighbourhood today. It felt good!
This is my first U-brake experience so...
A little progress update:
Rigid fork is installed!
It looks very at home on this bike and instantly brings it back to 1990.
I love the fat tubes with no taper. They actually flair out a couple of mm near the dropout.
-Shimano SP51 5mm shift housing
I just went through the fork mix and match exercise with my '90 Blizzard built. (see post) and my bike also has a 100mm head tube.
You need about 130mm minimum.
I'm liking your build so far. The steel vertex is a rare one for sure. Great colour too. The high mounted brazed seat stays...
The only progress this week has been the front brake install complete with vintage Gorilla Brake Beefer.
This is the first booster/arch I was aware of in the 90's... Does any one know who originated the brake booster?
The next step is getting the U-brake on and adjusted, need new pads for that...
Calling old Rocky owners....
Here's a classic first generation Syncros post with a thick top plate.
27.0 - Uncut
WEATHERED condition. Works great. No damage, but looks like how looks.
Perfect for a certain type of retro build.
Anodizing is faded and there was some corrosion on the bottom...