I think the cranks are ruined now so have to keep eye out for some replacements. Will probably stick to silver Deore LX triple and reuse the chainrings.
Does Mario do iridescent stuff anyway? It's a nice frame, simple colour with look good.
Winston is shortening the older Varonha forks, I'm trying something... (axle to crown was based on carbon forks equivalent for the frame, I had all kind of multipurpose intentions for the frame, hence the gappy look. Want to see how the bike handles if I cancel that... I'd checked how the angles were affected on CAD a while back, it's almost négligeable)
I very much doubt Mario does iridescent... except maybe the traditional pearl white you sometimes see.
Sounds like an interesting little project! Will it be more of a road bike with the forks changed?
We have lift-off!
Mario's done an excellent job, the colour is extremely sparkly in real life.
And all the extras Winston added came out perfectly: 27.2 seat tube, a couple of mended brazed-ons, mended seat clamp, new dynamo routing on the fork, and an extra bottle cage for the down tube.
Lovely. Sparkly Cadbury's purple, may have to nip to the supermarket for some dairy milk.
That is an extremely accurate description!
phwoah! that is a very lovely colour combination.
Also really like the font on the decals.
Can't unsee this now!
The frame looks great in that colour. Wish I'd never sold my Waugh now.
I may have a lx triple crank that needs better rings so if you want let me know and I’ll dig it out
That's very kind of you, cheers!
I ended up ordering one from Spa Cycles.
Not the lightest in the world but pretty decent for £27 : )
They're ok, I use the TD2 version, basically a Sugino crank without paying Sugino prices.
Question about bottom brackets:
I bought a new chainset for this and I forgot to check if the old BB (122mm iirc) would still work, which obviously it doesn't. Spa website says 110mm BB for the chainset I have.
Are all 110mm created equally or do I need to search for something that is somehow specifically designed for a triple chainset?
Spa sell these but I've never heard of the brand and would like to get something 100% reliable if I can. Are these 'First Components' BBs any good? Or is there a go-to / tried-and-tested recommendation by Shimano etc?
Shimano UN 55 is the one you want, haven't managed to kill one yet!
Shimano UN 55
Shimano UN 55
Cheers John... just to double-check, am I looking for a 68mm / 110mm?
Do they work for triples as well as doubles, as long as the chainset manufacturer says 110mm?
I'm guessing the frame has a 68mm bb shell? Then yes a 68/110 will work, the length of the axle goes with the q factor of the cranks, so low q factor usually requires longer bb axle length, if the chainset manufacturer recommends 110mm then go with that, Spa Cycles has em for £24, buy a couple, I think Shimano have stopped making them.
So they do... how did I miss that?!
Good idea to stock up too, thanks : )
One of the other issues I'm having with this is the cantis. I've screwed them in as far as the bolts will go and there still seems to be a bit of a gap where the rubber spring-covers meet the frame. Am I missing something? Pretty sure they weren't like that when I took them off.
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