Always interested in the next project.
Currently into 650b and 29" Adventure / Cross / Touring setups.
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Yes! I was actually hoping to use more old stuff but couldn't find nice old components in every case.
That being said there is still a noticeable amount of used or at least 2nd hand parts on this bike.
- Front Derailleur
- Rear Derailleur
- Front Light
- The Frame obviously
So I think it is a good mixture of old and new.
Yes, atm it still is. I am waiting for +Acliff to came back to me but he hasn't committed to anything.
Will they come out of storage at some point?
Thanks for the good vibes, everyone! This is really a fun project and I am happy it is coming together so well.
Another thing I am working on is restoring some pedals. I got a pair of the Cube All Mountain Pedals (mentioned here ) for twenty quid of eBay. They are a bit run down so I took them apart, cleaned the bearings and ordered new pins.
One of them was completely stuck, rounded inside and out. I tried pipe pliers and in the end even cutting it from the top to use a screwdriver but without success. Everything was slipping off. just couldn't get a good grip.
Luckily I had to go into work yesterday and our new neighbours are a coworking / make space with a proper workshop. We tried drilling the pin out but in the end, managed to make my cut bigger and use a more massive screwdriver to get the damn thing out.
Now all that is left is polishing and putting everything back together. Hopefully, I'll find some time for this at the weekend.
I even made this fun little video for my handful of insta followers :D
A few small updates. The tyres arrived and I love the look of them. Thick all-black rubber looks so much better on this bike than tan walls. Unfortunately of them has a weird wobble. At first, I thought it was me not seating them properly but I tried every trick now and the wobble is always in the same place. So that tyre is going back and I have to wait for a replacement. I might install the old Cannonball from my buddy in the meantime.
Another cool thing that arrived the other day is the Blue Lug Koma rear light. I spotted it on a few cool builds recently and I figured it's going to be a while until I'll actually wire a proper rear light to the hub dynamo. A good excuse to buy some bling.