Was meant to be leading a ride out this morning, but a lovely stomach bug (only a few days after getting over the flu!) put paid to that, so the bike I finished building roughly last night has had a bit more of a setup and test up and down the road... And a couple of better pics.
Quite a lot of black on it as you can see! Certainly the blackest bike I've owned. Was worried the white bars and chain device might look out of place, but I'm quite happy with how it looks. Just need to try and find an old 110mm conversion for the 2004 Z1's as the front's a a tiny bit tall and slack as is.
Just totted up the build (was meant to be as cheap as poss) and it goes like this...
Fire Eye Bloodshot frame... £90 (CRC)
2004 Z1 FR's... £60 (ebay)
FSA Orbit Headset... £20 (ebay iirc)
Sunline Stem... £25 (classifieds on here)
Answer bars... £20 (CRC)
Grips... £3 (Bike Jumble)
Brakes... £30 (CRC)
Rotors... £16 (ebay)
XT 8spd shifter... £13 (classifieds)
SLX Cranks... £40 (classifieds)
BB... £10 (classifieds)
Gamut chain device... £35 (classifieds)
Pedals... £35 (from work)
Easton EA70 post... £23 (CRC)
Specialized Phenom Ti saddle... £5, yes really! (Bike Jumble)
Deore rear mech... Free!
8spd Cassette... £12
8spd chain... £5
Wheels... Another freebie!!!
Tyres... Had them for years, so essentially free.
So I make that £442 all in. A lot more expensive than I was originally hoping for, but to be honest, I got a bit carried away when I found some VERY nice bits for very cheap, and it turned out a lot nicer build as a result...