• you're right @Belagerent , it could not be a faran as this bike has clearly been used judging by the paint chips and faran would be spotless because the owner "never did get round to that tour and now has a baby on the way..."

    I received an email from the seller the other day stating they'd dropped it off for hermes pick up but they refused to take it as it was 2cm too big? If it wasn't hermes i'd think he was taking me for a ride.

    with a bank holiday of sitting and staring at a frame out the window I decided to map out the sort of parts i'd need to build it into what i could justify as "different to the caad"

    parts i'd ideally like used so if you have any of them and don't mind posting hit me up!

    105 5800 shifters - have them on the caad and really like them, they look rather good a nicer than newer ones imo

    44/46cm flared bar - something like an easton ea50 ax or ritchey venture max would be nice

    130 bcd narrow wide 38t - going to be one by, a wolf tooth or hope would be nice!

    trp spyre post mount - going to be cable discs, purely for aesthetics and ease of maintenance, would also take juins or bb7's

    bottle cages - either king cages x2 or some vintage anno ones would be nice

    hope headset polished silver - i'd take other colours possibly, in good condition functionally but dont mind the odd bit of character visually

    pedals - some mks sylvians would be nice? thinking cages and toe straps on this one

    The rest of the parts i've got specific items in mind or are consumables such as:

    blue anodised seatpost - 27.2 350mm, i've found a couple but if you have a vintage one in cood nick which is non ££££ paul i'd be interested. been hooked on pictures of old yetis with bright seatposts for a while, seems good

    VO / genetic tall stack stem - like the look of these to give the bike an integrated quill stem look, like many a 1990 mtb to match the theme, will likely be powdercoated same colour as the frame

    yellow gravel kings - could be yikes, could be hot, im undecided, in my head it looks lairy and the right kind of bad taste but it's a while before i have to make a decision where i'll chicken out and just get black knobblie ones

    blue cabling - same reasoning as above

    what i have already

    hope/hydra wheelset - off my old kepler, lovely wheels, need a service according to my go to bike guru @fax_yourself , nearly sold these? maybe if i did earlier i wouldn't have this frame

    11-40 xt cassette - i bought this for the caad last month, it's quite great running a 40-40 gear, but i will be switching the caad to a sub compact with 11-34 for crisper shifting and a more road orientated purpose

    rx800 rd - bought another of these for 50% off, they're great imo, clutch, can hack for large range, just great

    shimano 130 bcd crank - @alialias has kindly sold me a 4600shimano crank to get the ball rolling, looks pretty good, he's also said i can borrow his partsbin ratbike tiagra gruppo to test ride the bike before i chuck money at it getting it painted built, good guy

    here are some pics of the vibe

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