Well over due an update as there's been quite a bit of change. Soma Rush has gone. We moved back from Toronto to Northumberland and theres been a few new projects.
First one was this 1999ish GT Tequesta. Always loved the triple triangle frames and thought this would make a good project. Started with a rough but original rolling bike. Stripped it down and decided to simplify it. Luckily a friend had a bunch of bits from a previous build so basically got a tried and tested transmission from him. Deore cranks with narrow wide ring, SRAM rear mech and shifter and recently built Shimano hub on Halo rim. I got a set of On One forks on sale from Planet X and a few other bits from CRC and the rest was from my parts box. The 29.6mm seat tube was a pain in the arse but went with a 27.2 post with a shim.
Really happy with the way it turned out. It rides like a big BMX. Plan for winter is to take it apart again and get the frame and forks powder coated. The current fork paint was a bit of an experiment with some Montana crackle paint. Didn't work quite as I wanted but I knew I'd probably get them painted properly as long as I liked how it rode. Also got a new set of tyres for it but thought I'd try it as is.