1998 Sunn Exact bare metal build

sparkybhp

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Cheers again for the positive comments guys.
I’m not sure on the weight of the bike as I don’t own a suitable set of scales at the moment - I’ll see if I can track a set down though.
The yellow cable protection was inspired by the catalogue pics ibbz uploaded on this thread - ideally it should be nylon but after looking on a few forums I found that people use silicone rig tubing. Normally some sort of fishing gear (no idea) - it comes in a variety of colours and should last well, looks neat fitted, I’ll definitely be doing this on other bikes. I used 2.0mm i.d stuff which cost £2 for 2m - bargain.
Thanks for pointing out about the hubs too, sorry I did mean ti glide, I’m also building an Airbourne at the moment and that has bulb hubs. Maybe too many bikes? Nah!
 

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Brilliant.... I’ve been after replacement tubing that covers exposed cables for retro builds for ages... couldn’t for the life of me find anything suitable. Just ordered some off EBay...
Thank you...
 

sparkybhp

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Now with added slickness.. found these used tyres on eBay in good order and thought I’d try them on the sunn beens it’s only ever going to see road use (possibly the odd summer byway too). They’re specialized nimbus 26x1.50 with tan walls, it rolls really smooth with these on.
If my cheapo Chinese weight scales are to be believed then the bike weighs in at 11.1kg in its current guise.
I’m holding off on the new chainring atm - I have a hankering to go 3x8 with this in the future maybe? I have the correct shifter already, would just need new chainrings and front derailleur..
Just waiting to use it and see how I feel, but I reckon on the roads it’ll probably run out of gearing..
 

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