Sorry for lack of update, and thanks for the offer, however the original owner kindly sent the Ringle stem and the Controltech post that were on the original listing. Both pretty good condition, very pleased.
In other news, I managed to buy some rigid forks NOS for £11 from eBay. Especially pleased, as they are way fatter than some others I managed to find (prefer the look).
I made a bit of a decision that I don't want to spend a fortune on this build (whilst keeping it reasonably nice). This means a lot of eBay searching. Turns out retro MTB is pricey!
Keeping it a little frugal, I have ordered some new Avid Single Digit 3 V-Brakes with levers for £28. This is less than I paid for a Ringle QR seatpost thingy...
Decided to go for SS using a conversion kit for now (allows me to add gears later if I wish), however I am at a bit of a loss for wheels and cranks.
I need square taper, so looking for old Raceface ones. Annoyed as I missed some nice plain black Tune ones. Any other ideas? Black is a must I think.
As for rims, I have really struggled to find decent condition 26" non-disk rims/wheels. The ceramic ones I have found cost a fortune. I want the rims to be black ideally. I have found these Ritchey Rims/Hubs that seem very cheap. False economy?
As for tyres, I am stuck between Panaracer Dart/Smoke and Schwalbe Tabletops. Thoughts anybody?