It's starting to come together. The wheels are built and most of the parts are in situ. I've chosen some old Deore Lx stuff for the most part, 'cause I simply like how it looks and I love the serviceability and reliability of an #8speed drive. However, It turns out there have been a couple of oversights!
The crown race is too big, the forks are twisted and I need to source a fork-mounted cable guide for my #cantileverbrakes. I currently have a stem mounted one. Given that this bike has a large headtube, I'd like to reduce any chance of it juddering. The crown race concerns me most, as I don't think it's available as a spare from #stronglight. Furthermore, the chance of finding a spare 1" crown race made for cartridge bearings at work seems extremely slim. Maybe an entirely new headset will be an order... #retromountainbike #retromtb #26er #orbitcycles #deorelx #koolstopusa #bikeproject #workinprogress #steelisreal #bikebuild #bikelife #bikemechanic #heavybike