finished building this 1993 Bontrager Race Lite 8 speed in plenty
O time for Halloween. Rescued
the frame cheap from ebay, stopped the rust, replaced the decals
with a one off from my stash (head badge is "in the mail"), and
dressed it as follows:
Manitou FSX fork, Avid Arch Supremes, White hubs, King headset,
Race Lite post, Flite saddle, Grip shifter, Bontrager Valiant ceramic
Shimano LX rapid rise RD tending a12-34 cassette, Sugino cranks
(32t chainring), Crank Bros pedals, Kore stem, and On One Mary bar.
rear GRIP shifter, which works great with rapid rise, is on the
left so I can pre-shift while coasting and scrub speed with the
*rear* brake. The Mary bars are like Jones bars in that their sweep
positions one's hands in their natural external rotation. But, they
cost 80% less, accept all shifting systems, and have the right rise
and bends so no stem change is required.
for the maiden voyage...