Wednesday, 21 November 2007
STEEL IS REAL
Here's what I have... just cop'd this. It was left unwanted
and hanging with a bunch of spoilt & unwanted frames.
Track bikes was 'in' say during the 80's to maybe early 90's
but it has over taken by MTBs. Who's complaining?
The shop owner have not a damnest clue at all. I even argued with him
that it comes with a 650 as this was built in the late 80's - early 90's.
[1990/91 i think] when pursuit was still legal on 650/700?
So I finally experienced going through and searching for NOS parts.
Literally. Went through 2 boxes of forks. From Italian to unbranded forks.
Steel to carbon. Cromoly to rust! Sorry no pics to show you guys
as I was so caught up with the whole process in the back room.
Anyways, this was my first option before I decided for Soma Delancey.
Finally it has become my second set up but will soon be my first bike.
I will take my precious time to build this beauty.
Let's say 6 - 8 months? maybe more. [ I've got bills to pay guys :) ]
As for the fork, if all things fail I will go custom.
The one you see on the pic is not the original but also a Ciocc...
damn can't remember the name... cromoly 700c definitely.
Like they always say... "My lost is your gain"
This is my reply... " Hell yea'!!!"
And finally mine...
Hope to update soon.
Got a reply from Stephen, Bilenky.
Yes they can custom a fork for me,
yes they accept international orders
but it's kinda steep... $250 + finishing [paint or plated]
shipping not included yet.
But he did mention that he will be checking some
Vitus 650s fork.
Hopeful for choices.
p/s: Thanks! Alan for the hook up.