pw_pw_la, thanks, glad you like it! 🙂 I'm always fiddling with the spec on this, I love the frame and enjoy trying out different bits on it, it rarely stays the same for more than a 2/3 months at a time. It's a definite keeper and changing it about keeps it fresh and interesting. 👍
I'm currently using this for exactly the purpose you described, Mid range Reynolds steel frame, straight XT M739 and a Z2 Bomber. Unfortunately money is an object to me, it cost around £400 all in and I have no worries about damaging it or wearing it out. It's not particularly light at just over...
2manyoranges, I thought I'd put the feelers out for a Race Lite rather than getting my Privateer painted. That's a 96 with a period build that has ended up a bit bling for a Privateer IMO and would be directly swapped over hence wanting a later one. Thanks anyway for your reply!
Thanks jimo. I'm very happy with this one it fits well and rides really nicely. I was surprised it was so late 90's, steel had sort of fallen out of favour for mid range bikes by then, or so I thought.
98/99 GT Karakoram. Full XT M739, Bomber Z2. My new commuter, if anyone knows the exact year I would appreciate it, the frame is the same as the 98 catalogue in the archive, apart from the colour scheme which is black or red in the catalogue.
Thanks for the read, enjoyed that :) I have a Privateer, bought a couple of years ago on a whim (it was cheap and close). It has turned out to be my favorite bike by far. Love it! A Racelite is probably the bike of my dreams at the moment.
Dishing is usually done relative to the hub, to centralize the rim between the locknuts. If the frame has an offset back end like a Pace then this is taken into account in the spoke calculation with the centre to flange dimension. If the centre to flange is say left 30mm right 20mm but the frame...