Might remember my last post here was about looking for a small steel hardtail.
Just bought a 15.5 inch Dialled Prince Albert off Ebay for £100 - it was an one of the older run of early 853 PA's. Going to arrive in "used" condition, ie ok condition but a few chips to paint.
Plan is to have it eventually cheaply powder coated -I was thinking either
British racing green, or possibly an
Aubergine purple, or possibly more of a
Also thinking of a gold sparkle to the top layer? Or would that be a bit naff?Does anyone else have any great sounding colour schemes they think would be ace?
Got gold hope headset and seatpost to put on it. also have gold ODI grips to go on it.
Then I need to think about forks, brakes and wheels? Looking second hand, as its a budget build - the stem bars saddle and transmission will come off my old 99 Orange p7 to get going, and then be replaced part by part.
What wheelset would suit me? Was thinking of 717's, but wonder if I'd be better with new, budget rims like 117's on cheapo hubs, for a similar price to s/h 717'a say with hope hubs. Are Hope hubs worth buying second hand over new budget items? Alternatively, would I be better with some slightly more heavy duty rims. Tbh my knowledge is 15 years out of date - so any recommendations listened to - Iknow nothing about this tubeless revolution -worth investigating?
Also, what sort of forks would suit the frame? and if I go for new brakes, Centrelock, Shimano? or second hand, older,say Hopes of some description?
I need idea's! Cheers -