• So I have a tourer, a ss, a 27+ and an ss mtb but what I don’t have is a basic bike for pulling my trailer, going for a picnic and locking up without a care in the world.
    To this end I spent the princely sum of £50 on a Gt Legacy hybrid. Beneath the full length chainguard, horrible finishing kit and boat anchor chainset is a pretty cool frame.
    After throwing everything except the bars, brakes and seat post in the bin I’m left with this(stem is a lower rise one I had on hand).
    Lots of braze ons, cheap steel but the ride home was a blast so I’m quietly confident.
    I need to grind off the chainguard mounts from the chainstay and bb and a quick rub down with t-cut all over.

    Wheels and tyres ordered. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Tru-Build-700c-­Rear-Wheel-Mach1-240-Rim-8-9Speed-Casset­te-Hub-QR_27735.htm?source=aw&awc=6821_1­565629932_bb68251b7c553d0e24a2e9a65c8ccc­d6&utm_source=aw&utm_medium=101164
    As recommended by @edscoble and @TM and Conti sport contact 37c.
    Drivetrain undecided and I’m in no rush to build this one.
    Will have the wald basket off of my steamroller.
    There will be no mudguards or rear rack.


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  • This is going to be a great mix of function, nostalgia and steez.

  • Drivetrain undecided and I’m in no rush to build this one.

    Sunrace 11-40t cassette

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sunrace-CSM68­0-8Speed-11-40T-MTB-Bike-Cassette-Wide-R­atio-Bicycle-Cassettes/263717192352?hash­=item3d66c502a0:m:mdtU_I1-irvlOMcq6hw3sb­Q

    Shimano RD-M370 derailleur (SGS, can be found under £20) and Shimano Altus 8-Speed Rapidfire SLM310 shifters (can be found under £20).

    Those are suggestion, abet only for 1x8 rather than triple, the 8 speed stuff mean cheap and easy to maintain, and the 40t sprocket be handy for a trailer.

  • without a care in the world.

    Here he is, Jones the Steam. Without a care in the world.

    Looking forward to this project.


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  • function, nostalgia and steez

    Perfectly encapsulated in this, from my dads bike I’m rebuilding at the mo as well. I might ask if he can bear to part with it after all these years.


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  • Perfectly encapsulated in this

    Agreed! This immediately takes me back to my teenage riding life.

  • ?

    frame looks cool, those tyres are great for the price, me and @phildas have used them a lot in different sizes. But it would look good with gumwalls and the schwalbe G-one All rounds are like £18 on planet X too

  • Yup the linkin park ref was intentional although I was all about skateboard and flatland by the time that came out. Fun fact: I bunked a french class trip to an exhibition in London to go buy that album when it came out.

    Agree that gumwalls would look ace but £18 a pop is over budget for a bike I don’t really need..
    I can always throw my Compass BonJon on for a pic to satisfy the forum style council?

    The more important decisions are which grips and what saddle? Obviously keeping the late 90s-early 00s dream alive is important. Looks like the french guy on eBay has finally run out of nos onza porcipaws and ules :(
    Obvs I’ll prob put longnecks on but if anyone has a source for period correct grips that’d be sweet!

  • The G one is a completely different tyre, it’s a “performance gravé” tyre; supple and fast but delicate. Would be the last tyre I would run on a city bike.

    Saddle wise; battered flite if you get on with them.

  • Ha yeh that’s the last tyre I want, have Compass for supple, fast and prone to punctures...
    Battered flite works for me every time :)

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