- Install bottom-bracket (Nashbar ISIS 113mm, $28)
- Install crankset (Nashbar Mountain 44/32/22t, $35)
- Install rear Derailleur (Nashbar Mountain, $3)
- Install front Derailleur (Nashbar Road, $17)
- Build front wheel & install
- Mavic A119 32H Rim (Universal Cycles, $27)
- Shimano XT 32H Hub (Universal Cycles, $44)
- Wheelsmith double-butted spokes (Universal Cycles, $16)
- Wheelsmith spoke nipples (Universal Cycles, $3.20)
- Schwalbe Big Apple (29x2.35, had it in the garage - what a monster, eh?)
- Strip paint from spare Cannondale brake lever & install (free-ish)
Most of this was pretty straight forward. The bottom bracket went in smoothly with some Phil Wood waterproof grease.
The crankset took a little more work requiring banging with a mallet - one side of the BB spindle rested on a piece of 2x4. After banging it on, and tightening completely, I then removed it with a crank-puller, cleaned it out completely (there were some shavings), re-greased and reinstalled. The re-installation only required a tap to get the bolts to engage threads.
As mentioned in the previous post I'm trying to build with silver-ish parts where I can. The lever was originally painted black. I inherited a grinding wheel with a box of attachments (including wire brushes, and polishing wheels) from my Grandfather, so I set out to see what I could accomplish. This is brushed, but not polished. It's a mountain lever, so it's I.D. was originally around 22.2 mm. With a spindle sander I opened it up enough to fit my 23.8 mm bars. Originally I had planned bar-end shifters.
Since the frame has down-tube shifter mounts, I plan to get a reverse lever to install in the bar-end, sometime down the road. This will look cleaner, and let me hide the brake wire under the bar tape.
- Part 1: Frame, fork, headset, bars
- Part 3: Headset spacers, brake, shifters, rear wheel
- Part 4: Details and accessories